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Cambodian workers cite malay abuse

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Buth Synoun, 31, of Kampot province, yesterday describes her lot in Malaysia. As a domestic servant, she said, she cleaned from 5am to midnight daily and was fed leftovers.

The rights group Adhoc announced yesterday that it had received 28 complaints from women who claim to have been abused while working as domestic servants in Malaysia, a figure that it said marked a sharp increase over previous years.

Speaking at a press conference in the capital, Lim Mony, deputy director of Adhoc's Women's and Children's Rights Programme, said the reports were indicative of a "lack of attention from the government and the Labour Ministry", and that the recruitment firms that sent them abroad were also at fault.

"We see that the recruitment firms have never cared or followed up on the situation of the workers after they left to work in Malaysia," she said.

Chan Krisna Sawada, the head of the Women's and Children's Rights Programme, said most complaints had been filed against the recruitment agencies after the women had returned from Malaysia.

She speculated this was likely because of concerns among the women that it would be difficult to pursue complaints against foreign employers. "There is only one case that was filed against a Malaysian employer among the 28 cases that we got," she said.

She added that the number of such complaints had risen dramatically this past year, but could not provide comparison figures from previous years

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1,426.56 4.07
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SGX 7.50
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SET 918.76
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INDONESIA
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 17, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Tel. (62-21)3838157 Fax. (62-21) 3849715
Website:
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LAOS
National Tourism Authority of Lao P.D.R.
Lane Xang Avenue, P.O. Box 3556, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R.
Tel. (856-21) 212248 Fax. (856-21) 212769/2127910
Website: http://www.tourismlaos.gov.la/

MALAYSIA
Ministry of Tourism
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Putra World Trade Center, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel. (603) 2693 5188 Fax. (603) 269 0207/2693 0884
Email: tourism@tourism.gov.my
Website: http://www.tourism.gov.my

MYANMAR
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No. 77-91, Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel. (95-1) 285689 Fax. (95-1) 289588/254417
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Manila 10004, Philippines
Tel. (632) 523 8411 Fax. (632) 521 7374
Email: deptour@info.com.ph
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SINGAPORE
Singapore Tourism Board
Tourism Court, 1 Orchard Spring Lane, Singapore 247729
Tel. (65) 736 6622 Fax. (65) 736 9423
Email: stb_sog@stb.gov.sg
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THAILAND
Tourism Authority of Thailand
1600 New Phetchaburi Road
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VIETNAM
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
80 Quan Su Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Tel. (84-4) 822 8744 Fax. (84-4) 942 4115
Email: binhvnat@hn.vnn.vn
Website: http://www.vietnamtourism.com

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