Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Garment worker missing for nine days

Garment worker missing for nine days

Garment worker missing for nine days

On September 10, Thol Vin, 18, left for her job at a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, just like any other day.

She had been working there for more than two years until she disappeared unexpectedly during her lunch break.

“I am very worried about my daughter’s safety, and I miss her,” her father, Sak Thol, 41, said through tears yesterday. “Where is my beloved daughter right now?”

On Friday, Thol and his wife filed a complaint to human rights NGOs  Adhoc and Licadho in Kampong Speu province and to Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker Mu Sochua. He plans to file another with officials in Kampong Speu’s Meanchey commune, in Odong district.

“I think that my daughter is still in Phnom Penh,” he said.

Sorn Sin,  Vin’s uncle, said that anonymous individuals have called him and Vin’s parents in an attempt to extort money for information about Vin’s whereabouts.

“A man contacted me two days after my niece went missing and told me that my niece was in Banteay Meanchey province,” Sin said. “He said he will take her to Phnom Penh if I give him US$300.”

Meanchey commune chief Phin Phorn said that he ordered officials and police to search for Vin after he learned she was missing, though no complaint has been filed to him.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman