Raped maids sent back to labor agencies

The Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia returned abused Cambodian maids, including women who were raped by their employers, to work at maid recruitment agencies in that country, a new report by Human Rights Watch claims. The New York-based rights group also said Cambodian police colluded with labor ...

Two maids allegedly suffered abuse in Malaysia

Two new claims of abuse of Cambodian maids employed in Malaysia have emerged since Friday, including one case of a woman who returned home with severe mental trauma following alleged mistreatment by her Malaysian employer, the victims' families said. Iy Thar, a villager from Kompong Thom ...

Maid recruits routinely deceived, report finds

Job recruitment agencies that send workers overseas often deceive young women through misleading job advertisements by using brokers that have "a position of authority" within the community, according to a new report by the Asia Foundation. According to the report, agencies also inflate migration costs that ...

Cables reveal US positivity

US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have shown a positive light towards two high-profile court cases in Cambodia. One case concerns the trafficking and physical abuse of an 11 year old girl and was Cambodia’s first case of human trafficking to be prosecuted. The cables ...

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