Trafficked numbers rising

Their stories have become all too familiar – Cambodian fishermen enslaved on fishing boats after being promised lucrative jobs overseas. They’re also becoming increasingly common. Anti-trafficking NGOs told the Post this week that they have noticed an exponential increase in the number of trafficking complaints from ...

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Recruitment Agency Director Charged With Fraud

The Siem Reap Provincial Court charged the director of a recruitment agency with fraud for allegedly taking money from victims in exchange for promising jobs in the U.S., a court official said yesterday. “Bich Bunara, head of the recruitment agency, was charged with fraud and another ...

Police Detain Recruitment Agency Chief for Suspected Fraud

The director of a recruitment agency in Siem Reap will face fraud charges today at the provincial court for allegedly taking money from victims in exchange for promised jobs in the U.S., police said yesterday. Hong Bunhav, chief of research and investigations section of the Siem ...

Labour firm staff sentenced

The director and employees of a maid recruitment agency were handed sentences of up to five years by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday and ordered to pay compensation for illegally detaining an under-aged girl. Presiding judge Duch Kimsorn said Century Manpower’s director Oung Sakirin, chief of administration ...

Two Arrested, Three Detained For Maid’s Death in Malaysia

Two Malaysian employers of a Cambodian maid were arrested and three others detained this week in Malaysia in connection with the woman’s death, Malaysian police officers said yesterday. Assistant police superintendent Suriman bin Shahrim, said Mey Sichan, 24, was discovered dead on Sunday, and her Malaysian ...

Maid tells of Malaysia abuse

A domestic migrant worker who returned to Cambodia on Saturday yesterday recounted two years of alleged physical abuse by her employer in Malaysia while she fulfilled a contract for a recruitment firm based in the capital. At a press conference held by Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker ...

Missing in Malaysia: Father says concerns fell on deaf ears

The father of an 18-year-old girl who he said had been missing in Malaysia for more than a year, has filed a complaint with the rights group Adhoc against the labour firm that sent her there. Minh Ngi, 46, from Preah Vihear province, said yesterday the ...

Maid agency raid rescues 22 women, girls

Following a raid on a Phnom Penh recruitment agency, military police yesterday detained two people and rescued 22 girls and women aged 13 to 25 who claimed they were being held against their will ahead of being sent to Malaysia to work as maids. Municipal military ...

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