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Workers sent home from Malaysia

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Most of the workers have already returned to Cambodia. Brad Callihoo

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia this month repatriated nearly 20 more migrants who had gone to work in the country illegally through brokers or recruitment agencies.

Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said yesterday that the workers travelled to the country for work in 2015 and 2016.

Some went illegally through brokers to work in factories or as maids, while some others did so through recruitment companies, he said.

All requested that the ministry help them return home.

“The Cambodian ambassador to Malaysia decided to intervene and repatriate 17 Cambodian workers,” he said. “Sixteen workers have already arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport on Saturday, and one more also arrived on Sunday.”

Earlier this month, the embassy repatriated 16 workers who could not stand their working conditions any longer.

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