Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Six rescued from Malaysia

Six Cambodian workers were rescued from Malaysia and arrived home safely late last weekend after being cheated by brokers, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. ...

Migrant cooperation agreements slated for Thai visit

As Cambodian workers continue to stream illegally across the border to work in Thailand, the two countries are set to sign twin agreements to combat the issue when Prime Minister Hun Sen visits Thailand on Friday. ...

Eight return from China, Malaysia

The Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday the rescue of eight trafficked Cambodian women who worked either as maids in Malaysia or were tricked into becoming brides to men in China.Of the eight women, five worked as domestic workers in Malaysia ...

Maids, bride return after abuse abroad

Two Cambodian maids have been repatriated from Malaysia, and a bride has returned from China following allegations of mistreatment, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...

Deal struck for migrant workers

Thailand has agreed to relax enforcement against expired documents held by migrant Cambodians, which become invalid when they switch jobs without their previous employer’s written consent. ...

Migrant workers to return from Thailand

Thailand will free five Cambodian migrants jailed for working illegally, who will be returned alongside some 100 other nationals as part of a joint crackdown on migrant labour. ...

Minister declares Vietnam map issue resolved

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong has demanded an end to opposition politicking on the Vietnam border issue, following the second and “final” verification of maps used by the government to demarcate the eastern boundary against French charts.Namhong, also a deputy ...

China brides rescued; alleged brokers busted

Anti-human trafficking police arrested a man and a woman at Phnom Penh International Airport on Tuesday night, as they attempted to send two Cambodian women to be sold as brides in China. ...

Maids back in Kingdom after stint in Malaysia

Two Cambodian maids were repatriated from Malaysia on Saturday after being duped by a broker into taking unlawful and unpaid jobs, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...

Six women abused as maids, brides return

Six Cambodian women rescued from allegedly abusive conditions in China and Malaysia were returned home yesterday after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intervened in their cases, officials said. ...

Rescued bride tally nears 50

Cambodian authorities have rescued 48 Cambodian women cheated into marrying Chinese men since the start of 2015, the Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. ...

China brides return to Cambodia after 2 years

Two more Cambodian women who were allegedly cheated by human traffickers into marrying Chinese men returned home yesterday. ...

Gov’t promises border action

A government delegation yesterday told Tbong Khmum provincial and local officials it would resolve a border dispute with Vietnam in Memot district “very soon”, as villagers blocked from their farms in the contested area by Vietnamese authorities say they fear ...

Migrants get reprieve

Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand have been granted an extension until March 2016 to register and remain in the country legally, following an official visit to Thailand from Cambodian Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong. ...

Govt says Vietnam makes concessions after border talks

After three days of bilateral talks, Vietnam has agreed to heed Cambodia’s recent protests over border encroachment, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...

Minister on artefacts mission

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong will embark on an official visit to Thailand this month to attend a ceremony at which Thai officials will return 16 ancient Cambodian artefacts recovered from smugglers. ...

‘Press pause’ on border

Opposition lawmakers said they will demand that Prime Minister Hun Sen halt ongoing efforts to demarcate Cambodia’s border with Vietnam until after the 2018 election to guarantee a consensus on the controversial boundary. This came as the Ministry of Foreign ...

Extradition pact sees next steps

The Ministry of Justice has established a working group to examine a draft extradition treaty with Russia, the latest step in a process that could ultimately see prominent fugitives deported, a ministry spokesman said yesterday. ...

Official defends imprisonment of activists to visiting US envoy

A secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday defended the government’s widely criticized imprisonment of 11 activists and an opposition official during a closed-door meeting with a visiting U.S. diplomat. Daniel Russel, an assistant secretary of state ...

Dozens of maids still missing in Malaysia, rights group says

Rights group Adhoc on Tuesday urged the government to work harder to help Cambodian domestic workers still suffering abuse from their employers in Malaysia or from the Cambodian recruitment agencies that sent them there, including 63 women the organization says ...

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