U.S launches five-year combatting human trafficking project

Maids who were abused by their employers in Malaysia arrive at Phnom Penh International airport after being repatriated by the Cambodian embassy. Picture taken on February 2, 2012. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The United States launched a new program to support the Cambodian government in efforts combatting human trafficking, though Cambodia has for three years been on its Tier 2 watchlist in trafficking in person report, with the government failing to meet the “minimum standard” for the elimination of human trafficking due in part to “endemic corruption.”

Prey Lang patrollers criticize US claim it supported the forest group

The Prey Lang Community Network lambasted the USAID funded Greening Prey Lang project for claiming to support the patrol group, adding that the US agency has instead kept the group away from forest protection projects.