Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Trainee maid dies at labour firm




Trainee maid dies at labour firm

Trainee maid dies at labour firm

A 35-year-old woman died this morning of unknown causes inside the offices of T & P Co Ltd, five days after a woman broke both legs while trying to escape from the same building.

A police officer, who refused to be named, told reporters outside the company’s offices that the victim’s body was found by her niece.

Both the victim, Sing Sina, and her niece were living at T&P, which trains domestic workers for employment in Malaysia at its location in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district.

However, Keo Thea, director of the municipal anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection bureau, said the victim died en route to hospital and was returned to the offices.

“We do not know the reason behind her death and we are investigating,” he said.

Keo Thea said he was told the victim “was fine and cooking on Saturday evening”.

However, the victim reportedly complained to her niece of chest pains on Saturday night, according to the unnamed police officer.

“There are no scars or injuries on her body, but she had a plastic bottle with wine near her,” he added.

After investigations on the deceased’s body, the victim was transported today to her family’s home in Kampong Cham province.

Representatives from T&P refused to speak with reporters today.

The victim’s siblings and mother plan to file a complaint against the company, hoping to hold the firm accountable for Sing Sina’s death and seeking greater financial compensation.

“We will file a complaint against the company because they forced my sister to stay in the building … even though she requested them to come back home,” said Som Son, the victim’s brother.

He claims his sister requested a leave of absence one month ago to visit her family in Kampong Cham, but was refused.

Som Son’s accusation of confinement follows the case of Heng Hak, a 31-year-old woman who sustained injuries on Tuesday night after jumping from the T&P building.

She said she was trying to escape by climbing down a plastic pipe, then jumped and broke both legs.

“My request to visit my children was rejected by the company, so I decided to jump from the building to escape,” she said last Wednesday.

A trainer at T&P, who declined to be identified, told The Post last week the woman had been permitted to visit her children on three previous occasions and that the company had not refused any of her requests.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hungarian exposes 90 to Covid in Siem Reap

    The Ministry of Health has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with Covid-19. They all are required to quarantine at home and the hospital. The ministry is searching for other affected people. Among the 90, one is the

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • ‘Bad news is an investor’s best friend’ – unlocking investment potential in Cambodia

    It is time to shop. Economic woes provide good pickings for investors if they know where to look The poem If, written by English Nobel laureate poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling for his son circa 1895, is widely perceived as fatherly advice for John who would

  • PM requests Russia’s Covid vaccine

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month. The request came on Thursday through the prime minister’s Facebook page as he met with Anatoly Borovik,

  • PM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the possibility of a so-called new Cold War has become a significant concern and that all countries have to reject outright, any attempt to allow history to tragically repeat itself. He made the remarks in a speech during 75th Session

  • First ‘mobile kitchen’ in Cambodia enters service

    A catering company recently rolled out Cambodia’s first “mobile kitchen” – a $50,000 container capable of serving up to 200 people at a time. The kitchen is the brainchild of Seng Hok Heng Catering Services. At 4.4m-high, 6.8m-long and 2.4m-wide (expandable to 6.8m), the kitchen is equipped