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Two maids to return from Malaysia

Two domestic workers will be repatriated to Cambodia from Malaysia on Monday after being mistreated and denied pay by their employers.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Chum Sounry said Chhoun Mom, 26, from Prey Veng province, and Khiem Syleng, 22, from Kampong Cham province, went to Malaysia earlier this year via the Philippines with the help of a broker.

The Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia intervened in their case after the women sought help and was providing assistance for them to return to the Kingdom, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that was released on Wednesday.

“The Cambodian Embassy called the company to find a solution and the company agreed to buy a ticket for them to come back home,” the statement said.

The Cambodian Embassy is providing a place for the women to stay until they come back to Cambodia.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs report, a total of 55 women working as maids in Malaysia were rescued in 2015, compared to 34 in 2014.



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