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Ministers meet again to send workers to Malaysia

The Labour Minister led a delegation to visit Malaysia last week to discuss sending migrant labourers and maids there with the country’s Minister of Human Resources. The Ministry of Labour issued a statement on Friday saying that Labour Minister Ith Samheng met with Human Resources Minister ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108042/ministers-meet-send-workers-malaysia/

Cambodia lifts 6-year ban on maids working in Malaysia: Minister

Cambodia has lifted its six-year ban on citizens going to Malaysia to work as maids, said Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister Richard Riot on Thursday (May 25). Riot said the decision was reached ”on the spot” during his meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Phnom Penh ...

Channel News Asia Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-lifts-6-year-ban-on-maids-working-in-malaysia-minister-8882602

Cambodian maids to earn at least RM1,020 a month

Salaries which start at S$420 (RM1,020.76), and no placement fees from employers. These proposals were part of a document the Cambodian government sent to selected maid agents, as Singapore moves ahead with a pilot scheme to see how well Cambodian maids adapt to life here. The ...

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/5/31/asia/13179787&sec=asia

Cambodia sends 4,779 laborers abroad in Q1

Cambodia has dispatched 4,779 workers to Thailand, South Korea and Japan in the first three months of this year, according to a report from the Ministry of Labor on Friday. During the January-March period this year, the country sent 4, 100 workers to Thailand, 678 workers ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/782384.shtml#.UZmh4KKj2xA

Qatar’s maid claims amiss: gov’t

The Cambodian government has denied any agreement was signed to send women to Qatar to work as domestic workers, an official from the Labour Ministry said this week. The denial comes after a report late last month by Qatari newspaper Gulf Times – which said an ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050965504/National/qatar-s-maid-claims-amiss-gov-t.html

Malaysia frees 105 foreign maids 'held against will'

Malaysian authorities have freed 105 mostly Indonesian maids who were forced to work without pay by day and held against their will at night, local media reported on Monday. The women were freed Saturday in a raid on a building near the capital Kuala Lumpur where ...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5igjHnvQyGUIdIgzEXhUZtP2oNyyQ?docId=CNG.cc66d94e22988b53c786d79196923ae9.571

Draft Accord on Domestic Workers Completed

Government and U.N. officials yesterday completed the draft of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) that is designed to guarantee the fair treatment and safety of Cambodian domestic workers in Malaysia. The new draft MoU is an amendment to an earlier, much-criticized version create by Malaysia, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

UN Rights Official Urges Cambodia to Ratify Convention To Protect Workers Abroad

A top UN diplomat has encouraged Cambodia to ratify a convention that would protect its migrant workers abroad. James Heenan, from the office of human rights at the UN, said in a forum in Phnom Penh that Cambodian workers abroad often see their rights violated. .. ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/un-rights-official-urges-cambodia-to-ratify-convention-to-protect-workers-abroad/1544255.html

Maid may be stuck in Malaysia

The mother of a domestic maid allegedly stranded in Malaysia has become the latest Cambodian claimant to file an official complaint to the Ministry of Interior over labor abuse in the country. Em Sokhum said her 24-year-old daughter Chher Sophorn left to pursue work in Malaysia more than ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959449/National-news/domestic-helper-may-be-stuck-in-malaysia.html

Maid Company Offers Alternative to Migration

A new made-service company that claims to be the only one of its kind in Cambodia is offering an alternative employment option for the country’s many domestic workers who face insecure, and often abusive, workplace conditions overseas. Ming Hour Home Service, which opened in July, employs ...

Experts Put Forward Changes to Draft Agreement Protecting Maids

Officials from the government  U.N. and human rights groups on Friday put forward amendments to draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) that is designed to impose safeguards for Cambodians to travel to work as maids in Malaysia. While the original draft by the Malaysian government sets out the responsibility of ...

Maid Talk Premature: Ministry

The Ministry of Labour has played down reports it is close to sending domestic workers to Singapore, a country that has only recently granted foreign maids a weekly day off. The two countries’ governments had been in talks with Singapore’s Association of Employment Agencies about placing ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092458870/National-news/talk-of-khmer-maids-in-singapore.html

Talks under way to source maids from Cambodia

TALKS are under way to bring in Cambodian maids to help offset the shortfall in domestic workers from Indonesia. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is looking to make Cambodia an approved source country for domestic workers in Singapore and will make a decision soon. Association of Employment ...

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/23/asia/12069202&sec=

Maid ban to remain until safety improves

The ban on sending Cambodian women for employment as maids in Malaysia will be lifted once certain safety and training precautions for workers are established, a senior government official said yesterday. Seng Sakada, the director general of the Ministry of Labour, said that his office is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090658537/National-news/maid-ban-to-remain-until-safety-improves.html

More Cambodian maid abuse revelations

A Cambodian maid in Malaysia has committed suicide, another was allegedly raped by her employer and a third tortured, according to rights groups and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is investigating the cases. An 18-year-girl is being sheltered at the Cambodian embassy after she was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557237/National-news/more-maid-abuse-revelations.html

Abused maid wins case

An abused Cambodian maid working in Malaysia has had her day in court – and won. Men Chan Veasna is the first Cambodian maid to successfully sue her employers in the Malaysian courts, rights groups said yesterday, calling the win a landmark victory for maids struggling ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070357171/National-news/abused-maid-wins.html

Maid’s Death Believed Linked to Abuse

A Cambodian maid who recently returned home from work in Malaysia fell ill and died over the weekend, highlighting ongoing concerns over the treatment of impoverished Southeast Asian women who seek work abroad but are often abused by their employers. Kuy Lyda, 17, died at a ...

Sok Serey
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/maid-06252012155226.html

Migrant Worker Complaints Rise as Families Lose Touch

Rights group Adhoc yesterday said it had seen a spike in complaints from families of migrant workers since last year’s government-ordered freeze on recruitment agencies sending maids to Malaysia. At a press conference in Phnom Penh, Adhoc said it had received 141 complaints from the relatives ...

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