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The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?

Nguyen Thi Bien cannot speak Vietnamese properly since she was trafficked to China 28 years ago and virtually lost her mother tongue. She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside ...

Sen, Phan Duong

A warning for Vietnamese illegal migrant workers

Nguyễn Gia Liêm, Deputy Director of the Department of Overseas Labour, under the Ministry of Invalids and Social Affairs, talks to the Thời báo Kinh tế Việt Nam (Việt Nam Economic Time) on the issue of illegal migrant workers Which European countries have officially accepted Vietnamese ...

News Desk

Vietnam: From child labour to trafficking

The ASEAN Post recently published an article regarding the state of human trafficking in the ASEAN region. In that article, there was a focus on Vietnam due to the recent tragedy involving 39 people who were found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Britain. While the ...

Sheith Khidhir

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar tackle migrant worker safety

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng met his Lao and Myanmar counterparts on Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen the protection of migrant workers from each country. Speaking during a two-day technical-level meeting in Siem Reap province, Sar Kheng said after this second round of discussions to ...

Long Kimmarita

Human trafficking thriving in ASEAN

Recently, 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Britain. While the victims were initially identified as Chinese, it has since been found that at least 20 were, in fact, Vietnamese, and almost all from the same – considered poor – province of ...

Sheith Khidhir

National plan to address trafficking launched

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) has launched its National Plan of Action 2019-2023 to address new forms of human trafficking, including surrogacy and sex trafficking at nightclubs that have emerged through the permeation of the internet. NCCT secretary of state Chou Bun Eng said ...

Khorn Savi

Sar Kheng asks officials to identify root causes of human trafficking

The National Committee for Counter-Trafficking yesterday told government officials to identify and address the causes of human trafficking in the Kingdom in order to have Cambodia removed from the US government’s Tier 2 Watch List. Interior Minister Sar Kheng, who is also chairman of the NCCT, ...

Taing Vida

Thailand needs neighbors' help to crack down on slavery at sea: activist

Thailand’s crackdown on exploitation and slavery in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry will only succeed if its neighbours step up and adopt anti-trafficking laws, said a labour rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Thai fishing vessels are increasingly registering in nearby countries to avoid scrutiny ...

Nanchanok Wongsamuth

Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China

The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Keep reading ...

ASEAN’s human trafficking woes

As most human rights defenders are already aware, Southeast Asia faces a problem when it comes to human trafficking. The United States (US) State Department’s latest annual Trafficking in Persons Report doesn’t paint a prettier picture either. Dubbed by the US State Department as the ...

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