- 3 June 2014
- The Cambodia Daily
- Civil society / Government / Government services / Human rights / Informal migration for labor / Labor / Labor policy and administration / Local workers abroad / Ministries and other national bodies / Ministry of Interior / Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training / Offshore recruitment and employment / Social development
- ACRA / Association of Cambodian Recruitment Agencies / Hun Sen / International Labor Organization / Job Asia / Koy Kuong / Legal Support for Children and Women / LSCW / Ly Vichuta / Malaysian aid / Memorandum of Understanding / Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Ministry of Interior / Ministry of Labor / OThsman Hassan / Ros Srey Pich / Seng Sakada / T&P recruitment agency / Tbong Khmum Province
When Ros Srey Pich was 19, she signed a contract with a recruitment agency that would send her to work as a maid in Malaysia. The recruitment agency, Job Asia, had sourced the teenager from what is now Tbong Khmum province, telling her poor family that ...
Phorn Bopha and Matt Blomberg
- 30 April 2014
- The Phnom Penh Post
- Civil society / Crime and law enforcement / Government / Human rights / Human trafficking / Informal labor / Informal migration for labor / Judiciary and courts / Labor / Law and judiciary / Local workers abroad / Multilateral development assistance / Offshore recruitment and employment / Social development / United Nations
- Africa / Giant Ocean International / GOI / Hong Kong / HRW / Human Rights Watch / Kor Vandy / Legal Support for Children and Women / Lin Yu Shin / LSCW / Ministry of Labour / Phnom Penh Municipal Court / South Africa / T&P / Taiwan / UNIAP / United Nations InterAgency Project on Human Trafficking
The manager of Giant Ocean International, a now-defunct recruitment firm notorious for abuse scandals, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in jail for trafficking hundreds of Cambodian fishermen to work in slave-like conditions overseas. Taiwanese national Lin Yu-shin, who ran the firm, was arrested in May ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Laignee Barron
- 2 July 2013
- Gender / Human trafficking / Informal migration for labor / Labor / Legal education for the public / Local workers abroad / Offshore recruitment and employment / Women in development
- ACRA / CARAM / child prostitution / Chou Bun Eng / CLEC / Community Legal Education Center / Corruption / Human trafficking / illegal migrant workers / International Organization for Migration / Legal Support for Children and Women / LSCW / LSCW director Ly Vichuta / maids / Malaysian aid / Migrant Workers / Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Ministry of Interior / prostitution / Secretary of State Chou Bun Eng / Svay Pak / the Association of Cambodian Recruitment Agencies / U.N. Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking / UNIAP / US Embassy / US Embassy / Winrock International
Ministry of Interior officials held a closed-door meeting Monday with NGO representatives to contest Cambodia’s recent downgrade on the U.S. State Department’s Global Trafficking in Persons Report, which the ministry will discuss in a meeting with the U.S. Embassy this week. The annual report, released last ...
- 22 May 2013
- The Phnom Penh Post
- Human rights / Human trafficking / Informal migration for labor / Labor / Labor policy and administration / Local workers abroad / Marine and coastal areas / Offshore recruitment and employment / Siem Reap / Social development / Water resources
- abused workers / Africa / African coast / anti-trafficking / Anti-trafficking NGOs / Anti-Trafficking project / Argentina / Association of Cambodian Recruitment Agencies / Bosnia-Herzegovina / child labor / child labour / CLEC / Community Legal Education Centre / Environmental Justice Foundation / exploitative employment sectors / Fishermen / Fishing / fishing boat / forced labor / forced labour / Giant Ocean / Giant Ocean International Fishery / grievance mechanism / Hong Kong / Human trafficking / Indonesia / International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention / International Organization for Migration / IOM / Juliette Williams / Legal Support for Children and Women / Lin Yu Shin / LSCW / Malaysian aid / Mauritius / Ministry of Labour / MLC / Mom Sokchar / Phiev Khay / Philippines / recruitment agency / repatriation / SehaYatim / Shelley Thio / Siem Reap / Singapore / Singapore market / Singapore Ministry of Manpower / Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority / Step Up Marine Enterprise / Taiwan / Thailand / trafficking / trafficking complaint / Transient Workers Count Too / TWC2 / Victor Lim / Work in Fishing Convention
Their stories have become all too familiar – Cambodian fishermen enslaved on fishing boats after being promised lucrative jobs overseas. They’re also becoming increasingly common. Anti-trafficking NGOs told the Post this week that they have noticed an exponential increase in the number of trafficking complaints from ...