Cambodian authorities said they have located a woman in China who pleaded for help on social media and plan to repatriate her at the end of this month.
The woman, who said she was deceived into working in China, appealed to Prime Minister Hun Sen for help on Facebook earlier this week. In the video, she claimed to have been tortured by her boss.
Chiv Phally, director of the National Police’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department, said on Wednesday that police are intervening to release her to stay temporarily at the Cambodian Consulate General in Shanghai.
“Authorities contacted a Facebook account by the name of Rina Rina asking for information about the woman, where she is staying, and her relatives’ contact number in Cambodia,” he said.
Phally said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation played a key role in the investigation.
The ministry reported on Monday that the Cambodia General Consulate in Shanghai worked with Chinese authorities to rescue the woman.
She is staying in China’s Jinjiang province. Her real name is Sem Srey Pech, a 26-year-old native of Kampong Cham province, Phally said.
The Post could not contact Cambodian ambassador to China Khek Cai Mealy Sysoda for comment on Wednesday.
In the video appealing for Hun Sen’s help, the woman said she was taken to work in China and had been there for two years.
“I am very miserable. I don’t have a phone to contact my parents. I want my phone back and I want to go back to Cambodia. I don’t want to work at this place anymore.