Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cast away: Trafficked fisherman stranded

Cast away: Trafficked fisherman stranded

On a remote Indonesian island, a Cambodian fisherman missing for seven years continues to await his embassy’s assistance, after he allegedly escaped a trawler onto which he had been trafficked.

Thik Seangly, 28, called his father from a borrowed phone yesterday and reported that he has heard from no one despite fleeing over one month ago.

Never having received wages while kept on a trawler illegally plying Indonesian waters, Seangly, one of his Cambodian crew members and a third Cambodian man have all relied on the kindness of islanders to survive, according to the victim’s father.

“I encourage his parents to submit a letter providing clear information, especially his phone number, so that our embassy there can intervene,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong.

But rights groups assisting Seangly say without more details, alerting the government would be fruitless.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.

ACLEDA President In Channy on the key to the bank’s success

Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc, to explore the main principle guiding Cambodia’s biggest bank.

A taste of Phnom Penh's first container night market

At the launch of Phnom Penh's newest market, The Post spoke to customers and stallholders about what the hub of bars, food stalls, shops and live music will add to the city's nightlife.