MoI Urges Country Level Agreement on Migrant Workers with Malaysia

Ministry of Interior has encouraged formalisation of country-level agreement with Malaysia as well as other remaining countries to send and receive Cambodian workers.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng made the point yesterday when chairing a workshop here in Phnom Penh to disseminate key national action plan 2017-2018 to address human trafficking.

The DPM's message highlighted Malaysia as there sees remarkable increase of Cambodian migrants in the country, and proper documentation will not only benefit the two nations, but also ensure safety of the workers.

Figures show that there are about 50,000 Cambodian migrants in Malaysia earning an average monthly wage between US$180 and 400.

Migration for work is a global trend, yet the Royal Government of Cambodia is working hard to address illegal and harmful migration that can lead to human trafficking.

According to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, in 2010 alone Cambodian migrants to Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand made a total income of roughly US$300 million.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press