Cambodian embassies have recently come to the aid of citizens in three countries, according to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement yesterday.
The statement said the Cambodian embassy in Malaysia rescued and repatriated seven workers who had been working illegally. They all arrived home late last month.
The Cambodian embassy in Hanoi, in collaboration with Vietnamese authorities, meanwhile rescued two Cambodian women who were reportedly cheated by brokers while attempting to cross the border into China.
The statement added that both women were from Kandal province and flew from Phnom Penh to Hanoi first, before continuing to travel to the Vietnam-China border by motorcycle.
“They jumped from the motorcycle and rushed to a Vietnamese police station for intervention,” the statement said.
It added that the victims arrived in Cambodia by air yesterday morning. The Cambodian consulate in Shanghai also rescued a Cambodian woman after receiving information that she suffered abuse from her Chinese husband.
“Cambodian consulate officials found the victim in Zhejiang province’s Wenzhou city and brought her to the consulate office in Shanghai on January 22,” the statement said.
The statement said the victim would be home soon after Chinese authorities issued a visa for her.
Additionally, the Cambodian consulate in Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam helped three Cambodian ex-prisoners, including a woman, to return home after they served jail terms for illegal gambling,
“All of them arrived Cambodia on January 17,” it said.