Cambodia weigh up risks of working in Kuwait

Cambodia plans to send up to 5,000 of workers to Kuwait. The risks of serious abuses is making the plan controversial. Sineat Yon and I looked into it for UCANews.

Ary Ramsan wipes away tears as she recalls her time working as a housemaid in Saudi Arabia.Three years ago, the 24-year-old Cham Muslim, a minority that has lived in Cambodia for generations, migrated to the Middle East, where she was exploited from her first day at work.

“They sent me to a family with 11 children. I worked for 15 to 16 hours per day, and I wasn’t paid anything,” she told

When she decided to complain, she was sent to another family. Again she had to work from early in the morning until late at night. Again she didn’t receive her salary. She couldn’t handle it anymore.

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