Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Anti-human trafficking conference held in Siem Reap

Anti-human trafficking conference held in Siem Reap

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The 16th National Anti-Human Trafficking conference held in Siem Reap on December 15. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Anti-human trafficking conference held in Siem Reap

Chou Bun Eng – secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior and permanent vice-chair of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) said that like many other countries around the world, Cambodia has been negatively by from human trafficking.

Speaking at the 16th National Anti-Human Trafficking conference held in Siem Reap on December 15, he said: “The government and the NCCT have made several revisions to our mechanisms, in response to the new strategies employed by criminals. Our national mechanisms are broad, and focus on prevention, victim rescue, prosecution and cooperation.”

She said the Kingdom is committed to combating transnational crimes, especially human trafficking, to protect the interests of the nation and the people, and would employ the full extent of its legal powers to do so.

You Sophear, deputy governor of Siem Reap, said at the event it was held to raise awareness among members of the public of the new tactics employed by criminals.

In Siem Reap province, she said authorities had investigated eight human trafficking cases, a drop by six cases compared to last year.

She said the authorities have been actively waging a campaign to eliminate this kind of crime, while also educating the public.


  • Wing Bank opens new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004

    Wing Bank celebrates first anniversary as commercial bank with launch of brand-new branch. One year since officially launching with a commercial banking licence, Wing Bank on March 14 launched a new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004. The launch was presided over by

  • Girl from Stung Meanchey dump now college grad living in Australia

    After finishing her foundational studies at Trinity College and earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne in 2022, Ron Sophy, a girl who once lived at the Stung Meanchey garbage dump and scavenged for things to sell, is now working at a private

  • Ministry using ChatGPT AI to ‘ease workload’; Khmer version planned

    The Digital Government Committee is planning to make a Khmer language version of popular artificial intelligence (AI) technology ChatGPT available to the public in the near future, following extensive testing. On March 9, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications revealed that it has been using the

  • Wat Phnom hornbills attract tourists, locals

    Thanks to the arrival of a friendly flock of great hornbills, Hour Rithy, a former aviculturist – or raiser of birds – in Kratie province turned Phnom Penh tuk tuk driver, has seen a partial return to his former profession. He has become something of a guide

  • Ministry orders all schools, public and private, to close for SEA Games

    From April 20 to May 18, all public and private educational institutions will be closed to maintain order and support Cambodia's hosting of the 32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games, said a directive from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Cambodia will host the

  • Almost 9K tourists see equinox sunrise at Angkor Wat

    Nearly 9,000 visitors – including 2,226 international tourists – gathered at Angkor Wat on March 21 to view the spring equinox sunrise, according to a senior official of the Siem Reap provinical tourism department. Ngov Seng Kak, director of the department, said a total of 8,726 people visited Angkor Wat to