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Maids, bride return after abuse abroad

Two Cambodian maids have been repatriated from Malaysia, and a bride has returned from China following allegations of mistreatment, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chum Sounry, ministry spokesman, said that the Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia assisted in rescuing the two domestic labourers, aged 38 and 19, after they were taken separately to work there by brokers earlier this year.

He reported that one woman from Kampong Cham province who arrived home on Saturday had suffered abuse from her boss who beat and threw hot water on her. Another from Battambang province had allegedly suffered similar mistreatment and was scheduled for return yesterday with the assistance of a Malaysian NGO.

“The NGO Good Shepherd intervened, saving her and bringing her to the embassy where she will be returned to her homeland,” Sounry said in the statement.

The ministry also reported that a 24-year-old Cambodian bride was returned on Thursday after being rescued from China’s Quang Tong province, where she was taken to be married to a Chinese national in 2013.



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