Cambodia’s embassy in Seoul has issued a diplomatic note to South Korean police asking them to arrest a Chinese supervisor seen savagely beating a 28-year-old Cambodian worker in videos that have gone viral on social media, prompting a public outcry.
Suong Sreynich, who was employed by the JN Food Company in Bucheon, a city about 25 km from Seoul, was beaten at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the embassy.
Cambodia’s ambassador to South Korea, Long Dimanche, met with Ms. Sreynich on Wednesday night and sent her for medical treatment.
In a note sent to Bucheon police on Thursday, the embassy wrote that supervisor Chang Yong “harassed and beat her seriously, as well as her friends,” adding that Ms. Sreynich had also described how Mr. Chang threatened to kill her.
The embassy’s note said it wanted to ensure that Mr. Chang “is arrested and remains behind bars.”
In a separate case, the embassy met this week with Tum Chanthorn, 24, of Takeo province, who said he was abused by his supervisor at a factory outside Seoul.
“The embassy has contacted the factory and is preparing legal proceedings according to the laws of the Republic of Korea,” the em*bassy wrote on its Facebook page on Monday.
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