One Cambodian woman was repatriated from Malaysia on Wednesday and three more were set to arrive today after they fled to the Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur claiming that they had been deceived by brokers who smuggled them into the country with the promise of well-paid jobs, a Foreign Affairs Ministry official said Wednesday.
“They said their work was hard and they couldn’t do it anymore,” ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said, adding that he did not know what specific difficulties the women had faced.
According to a statement released by the Foreign Affairs Ministry Wednesday, two of the women, Y Touch, 20, from Prey Veng province, and Dy Chansrou, 20, from Kompong Chhnang province, were employed as housemaids.
The other women, Srey Neang, 22, from Kandal province, and Sam Sina, 20, from Kompong Thom province, worked in a laundry and a restaurant, respectively.
“We have appealed many times already, please be careful of being cheated by brokers,” Mr. Sounry said.