Cambodia: Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities rescue and repatriate over 1,000 Vietnamese victims of forced labour and online scams in Cambodia
"Authorities working with Cambodia to rescue Vietnamese lured into illegal work", 6 October 2022
Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Le Thi Thu Hang said on … that Vietnamese authorities are working closely with relevant agencies of Cambodia to deal with the issue of Vietnamese people tricked or lured to Cambodia for illegal work.
The issue has come to light recently and is attracting attention, she told the ministry’s regular press meeting in Hanoi.
She noted Vietnam’s representative bodies in Cambodia have kept a close watch on the situation, maintained contact with the Vietnamese community, and proactively coordinated with Cambodian authorities to increase examination, expand investigation, verify, and rescue the Vietnamese nationals tricked or lured to work illegally in Cambodia.
The MoFA and domestic agencies have also coordinated to quickly handle necessary procedures for repatriating the citizens, Hang went on, adding that more than 1,000 citizens have been rescued and returned to the homeland while thousands of others have been assisted to handle procedures…
In the time ahead, the MoFA and Vietnam’s representative bodies in Cambodia will keep working closely with domestic agencies and localities, as well as Cambodian authorities to grasp the situation of Vietnamese workers and quickly help to rescue and repatriate those who are tricked or lured into illegal work there. At the same time, they will take measures to ensure Vietnamese citizens’ rights and legitimate interests, according to the spokeswoman.
Authorities will also continue coordinating with domestic media agencies to boost communications, she noted…