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 and three were married off ...
Charles Rollet and Sen David
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 prime minister, yesterday presided over ...
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 looming food shortages. ...
Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton
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 Affairs yesterday again moved to ...
Meas Sokchea and Phak Seangly
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 at the U.S. government’s Bureau of ...
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 have effectively disappeared. At a press ...