The Cambodian consulate general and embassies in three countries have intervened to help repatriate 16 Cambodians who went to work, marry or stay illegally in those countries.
Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said yesterday that the Cambodian embassy in Malaysia collaborated with Malaysian authorities to repatriate 10 Cambodians who went to work there illegally. Those workers arrived back in the Kingdom on Sunday.
The Cambodian embassy in Kuwait also facilitated the repatriation of a 28-year-old Cambodian woman from Saudi Arabia.
“The embassy issued her a temporary passport and this Cambodian woman travelled from Saudi Arabia and arrived in Cambodia on March 26, 2018,” Mr Sounry said.
He added that the Cambodian consulate general in Shanghai also coordinated with Chinese authorities to help five Cambodian women who were brought from the Kingdom by brokers to marry and stay in China illegally.
The consulate general has provided them with food and a place to stay, and has prepared documents for them return to Cambodia. Mr Sounry said they would arrive on Tuesday.
On March 23, Cambodian embassies abroad also reported the rescue of 48 Cambodian workers, who went to work illegally and could not endure difficult working conditions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos. They have all already returned to Cambodia.