Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Trafficking is not a problem: Poipet governor

Trafficking is not a problem: Poipet governor

Trafficking is not a problem: Poipet governor

Not a single case of human trafficking had occurred at the Thai-Cambodian border this year, the governor of Poipet said during a bilateral meeting to mark the sixth National Anti-Human Trafficking Day yesterday.

More than 1,200 Cambodian and Thai officials attended the gathering, where Poipet governor Ngor Meng Chroun announced that human trafficking across the border was under control this year.

“There was no single case of human trafficking found this year,” he said. Last year, local authorities investigated two cases of human trafficking and detained two men.

Meng Chroun added that the aim of the meeting was to further promote awareness of human trafficking and to combat sexual exploitation of women and children crossing the border through law enforcement.

Suong Sopheap, Banteay Meanchey provincial regional manager of the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center, agreed that the problem of human trafficking and exploitation along the Thai-Cambodian border was lessening, but disputed the low figures provided by the government.

Last year, Sopheap’s centre took in 50 women who said they were victims of human trafficking.

This year, it has received 20 women.

As well as strong co-operation between the two governments, he called for improved education to combat trafficking.

To contact the reporter on this story: Vong Sokheng at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia’s image problem

    In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword. He told a European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS) briefing seminar that the media has unfairly presented

  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

    A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free. Some 10 commissioners are in the Kingdom as part of a seven-day

  • A new carrier takes off in capital

    Cambodia Airways, the latest passenger airline to enter the Kingdom, launched its first domestic flight on Tuesday. Flight KR801, carrying 145 passengers, left the Phnom Penh International Airport at 9:50am and landed in Siem Reap at 10:35am in an Airbus A319. Cambodia Airways marketing and branding