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100s of Children in Cambodia Work in Brick Factories, Report Finds

Hundreds of children work in Cambodian brick factories, according to a survey by labor groups. A government spokesman denied the report’s findings. The Labor Ministry last year launched a campaign to end child labor in brick kilns and announced it would crack down on brick kiln ...

Leonie Kijewski

More arrest warrants sought in child prostitution ring in Mae Hong Son

Anti-human trafficking police will seek arrest warrants for at least two more persons in connection with the alleged prostitution of minors in Mae Hong Son. Kornchai Klayklueng, commander of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, declined to reveal the names of the suspects on April 25, ...

Ministry checking brick factories

The Ministry of Labor has established a working group to investigate the use of child labor at some brick-making factories to the north of the capital, but has yet to find a case about debt bondage and child labor as mentioned in a recent report ...

Human trafficking needs urgent action: Mekong nations

Human trafficking continues to flourish within the region, requiring a joint effort by the Mekong countries to actively stamp out the trade and penalise those responsible. Human trafficking is harmful to socio-economic development and social order in the region and could worsen when the ASEAN Economic ...

Police raid brothel, free seven girls

A group of seven Vietnamese and Cambodian girls were freed during a raid on a brothel in Battambang province on 23 December in which three suspected brokers were arrested, according to anti-human trafficking police. Officers entered the nameless “massage parlor” in Kamrieng district’s Boeng Raing commune at ...

Thailand receives high ratings for tackling child labor

A report by the United States Department of Labor praised Thailand’s efforts in tackling the issue of child labor. According to the Government Spokesman Bureau, the Thai government has continuously placed great emphasis on the issue of child labor in the country. Keep reading ...

US report lauds Thai efforts to combat child labour

The US Department of Labour has upgraded Thailand to the “significant advancement” category for child labour after efforts in recent years have made progress in thwarting the harmful practice. The department on 30 September released a report entitled Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour 2014, which ...

Child labor ring busted

The Government’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force have busted a Phnom Penh child labor ring, following a two-month investigation after a tip-off from the Khmer Times. The children would work all  night selling fruit around the city, before returning to the tiny house in Chbar Ampov around ...

Child workers in Thai seafood industry face hazards, injuries - report

Children employed in Thailand’s seafood processing industry are more exposed to workplace hazards such as fire or gas, and twice as likely to be injured than minors working in other industries, experts said on 14 September. Under Thai law, the minimum age of employment is 15 ...

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