IOM appreciates Cambodia’s promotion of migrants’ rights

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) appreciates Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training for promoting and protecting the rights of migrant workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff

IOM reaffirms commitment to Kingdom’s migrant workers

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Asia-Pacific regional director Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola on May 3 reaffirmed her commitment to assist Cambodia in protecting the rights of migrant workers and improving governance, employment, human resource and migration system development, according to a labour ministry statement. ...

Post Staff

Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand now have until mid-May to get work permits

The Thai Department of Employment is seeking to extend the deadline for foreign migrant workers to register for a new work permit until mid-May. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian migrant workers flock back to celebrate Chinese New Year from Thailand

The influx of Cambodian migrant workers who crossed into Thailand for employment purposes has began through the O Bei Choan, Banteay Meanchey Province and O Smach border crossing, Oddar Meanchey Province to reunite with families for the Chinese New Year which started on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UN gives $1 million for migrant-worker support programme

The United Nations is providing $1 million for a joint programme with the government to provide support to returning migrant workers in three provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Hun Sen pushes for migrant worker safety

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Labour Ministry to pay attention to the safety of women migrant workers. “The Ministry of Labour must monitor the welfare of Cambodian female workers abroad to protect them from any abuse,” Mr Hun Sen said during the annual meeting ...

Mom Kunthear

Sar Kheng urges migrant workers to report fraudulent brokers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has reiterated his call for the public not to fall for misleading advertisement by unscrupulous brokers who take advantage of migrant workers and urged people to report them. ...

Taing Vida

Lack of future plans a concern for migrant workers in South Korea

While some Cambodian migrant workers in South Korea are happy to have relieved family debt burden at home, others are working in “not-good” conditions and without clear objectives. At around 6pm, 21 workers leave a reservoir construction site in the city of Gimpo, around 15km ...

Niem Chheng

Cambodia to curb recruitment fees in bid to protect migrants from slavery abroad

Cambodia is planning to cap hefty recruitment fees imposed by labour brokers on people seeking jobs abroad in a bid to curb illegal migration and protect workers from modern-day slavery. ...

Channel News Asia

Migrants face Thai deadline

The Ministry of Labour on Monday pledged to document what it says are the remaining 10,000 illegal Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand by the end of June. All remaining undocumented Cambodian workers after the deadline passes face repatriation by Thai authorities. ...

Kong Meta

Deadline extended for migrants

The Labour Ministry announced on Friday that the Thai government agreed to extend the deadline for Cambodian officials to complete registration and work permit delivery to Cambodian migrant workers by six months. ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodian migrants faring ‘worst in region’

Out of four Southeast Asian countries, migrant workers from Cambodia have the worst experiences, with eight in 10 experiencing labour rights abuses while abroad and more than two-thirds reporting mental or physical health problems upon return, according to a study released by ILO and IOM ...

Daphne Chen

Workers repatriated from Malaysia

Eighteen Cambodian migrant workers were repatriated from Malaysia this week after being cheated by brokers to work abroad illegally, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday. ...

Sen David

Migrant worker brokers arrested

Police in Pailin province yesterday arrested two suspects accused of brokering illegal passage for migrant workers into Thailand. ...

Sen David

Law blocks migrant workers from voting

The National Election Committee has said current laws forbid out-of-country registration and voting, following a meeting yesterday to discuss involving migrant workers in next year’s national election. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Undocumented migrants signing up in new Thai centres

More than 70,000 undocumented Cambodians have registered in new centres in Thailand in their first week of operation, though experts yesterday warned the designated two-week window will be too short for all migrants to register. . ...

Leonie Kijewski

12 duped migrant workers rescued

The Cambodian embassies in Malaysia and Vietnam have rescued 12 migrants who were cheated by human traffickers offering them well-paying jobs, with some set to be married off to men in China. ...

Pech Sotheary

Campaign to legalise workers delayed

The Ministry of Labour yesterday confirmed there had been a slight delay to the planned 100-day campaign to provide illegal migrant workers in Thailand with proper documents to remain working in the country legally. ...

Sen David

Spike in workers deported

Immigration police say there has been a spike in the number of Cambodian migrant workers being deported from Thailand following a royal decree on the management of foreign workers.   ...

Ros Chanveasna

Ministry to examine passport fees for Malaysia migrants

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will investigate exorbitant passport fees for migrant workers in Malaysia, the ministry’s spokesman said late last week, following an investigation by The Post that found Cambodians in the country were forced to pay up to $800 for renewals. ...

Leonie Kijewski

Labor Ministry lauds success

The Labor Ministry found jobs for more than 210,000 people last year, 55 percent of which were for women and 40 percent were overseas. According to a Labor Ministry report on its annual congress obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, the ministry provided occupation services and found ...

Mom Kunthear

NEC: migrants can’t vote

The National Election Committee (NEC) dismissed a request to help migrant workers vote in the upcoming elections, despite creating a system similar to what was requested for soldiers only seven days ago. NEC spokesman Hang Puthea said they would be unable to help the roughly ...

May Titthara

Ten migrant workers repatriated from Malaysian prison

Ten migrant workers, including four women, were repatriated to Cambodia this week after being arrested and imprisoned in Malaysia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. They join six others who were also repatriated from a Malaysian prison earlier this month. The ministry issued a statement ...

Khy Sovuthy

Rescues of trafficked migrant workers surge

More than 500 trafficked Cambodian migrant workers were rescued abroad and sent home in 2015, a huge increase compared to 2014 numbers, though largely attributable to a handful of mass repatriations from Indonesia.According to a report by the Foreign Ministry, 573 workers were returned home ...

Sen David

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