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More Cambodian women trafficked to Saudi, officials say

The number of Cambodian women now thought to be caught in Saudi Arabia’s sex industry after being trafficked in the past year has risen to more than 20, officials said on Wednesday. However, the government remained tight-lipped about its efforts to rescue the women, while two ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodian-women-trafficked-saudi-officials-say-117126/

Maid tells of abuse faced in Saudi Arabia

After two weeks stuck inside an immigration office in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a Cambodian domestic worker returned to Phnom Penh yesterday without assistance from the Cambodian government – on a plane ticket she says was paid for by Saudi immigration police. ...

Vandy Muong and Audrey Wilson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/maid-tells-abuse-faced-saudi-arabia

Saudis sign MOU on maids

Cambodia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to begin work on opening a pipeline for Cambodians to work in the gulf nation, which has been routinely criticised for failing to protect migrant domestic workers from abysmal treatment and slave-like conditions. ...

Chhay Channyda and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/saudis-sign-mou-maids

Kingdom and Cambodia sign pact on hiring domestic helps

SAUDI ARABIA on Thursday signed a contract with Cambodia for recruitment of domestic helps from that country. ...

Saudi Gazette Team
http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/kingdom-and-cambodia-sign-pact-on-hiring-domestic-helps/

Six Cambodian women to be returned from China

Six Cambodian women trafficked to China to become brides and seven Cambodian victims of labor exploitation in Saudi Arabia will be repatriated by the end of the month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday. ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/six-cambodian-women-to-be-returned-from-china-68087/

Asian parliamentarians meet in Cambodia to enhance ties

Members of Parliaments (MPs) of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) gathered here on Tuesday to promote ties and draft internal regulations to strengthen APA Secretariat. Leng Penglong, Secretary General of the National Assembly of Cambodia, said the two-day meeting is participated by 29 MPs from Bahrain, ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140624/asian-parliamentarians-meet-cambodia-enhance-ties

Domestic worker day to see maids rally for rights

About 100 domestic workers planned to gather today in front of the Ministry of Labour to mark International Domestic Workers Day by calling on the government to do more to ensure their rights. Vun Samphors, president of the Cambodian Domestic Workers Network (CDWN), told the Postthat participants ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/domestic-worker-day-see-maids-rally-rights

Inspections over tainted milk start in markets

Government officials began inspecting markets across the country yesterday in search of baby formula containing an ingredient from New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra that could cause botulism, quality control representatives at the Ministry of Commerce said. “We informed all our officials directly to collect nationwide some ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/inspections-over-tainted-milk-start-markets

Cambodia host to Malaysia's ICT conference, expo

Cambodia was host to a two-day information and communication technology conference and expo held by the The National ICT Association of Malaysia on Friday. By 2012, 19.1 million SIM cards for mobile phones have been sold while on the internet side, around 2.7 million people ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MjM2ZjVmYzQxMzV

Qatar’s maid claims amiss: gov’t

The Cambodian government has denied any agreement was signed to send women to Qatar to work as domestic workers, an official from the Labour Ministry said this week. The denial comes after a report late last month by Qatari newspaper Gulf Times – which said an ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050965504/National/qatar-s-maid-claims-amiss-gov-t.html

Maids to Saudi Arabia denied

Both the government and the Association of Cambodian Recruitment Agencies yesterday denied media reports that Cambodia and Vietnam will provide domestic workers to Saudi Arabia. Citing Saudi Arabian newspapers, the news website Emirates 24/7 reported yesterday that Cambodia and Vietnam had agreed to send maids to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061356764/National-news/maids-to-saudi-arabia-denied.html

National Police Site Hacked, Defaced by Mystery Group

The website of the Cambodian National Police was hacked and defaced yesterday by a mysterious group apparently attempting to challenge the website’s security measures. For part of the morning, visitors to the police.gov.kh site were greeted by singing in Arabic and an image of four Guy ...

Calls for re-evaluation of short-term workers

Almost 120,000 Cambodians who illegally crossed into neighbouring countries in search of work were repatriated during 2011, new figures from the Ministry of Interior have revealed, prompting a senior ministry official to call for a re-evaluation of how Cambodian workers are treated abroad. Chou Bun Eng, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012013054217/National-news/calls-for-re-evaluation-of-short-term-workers.html

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