The Labor Ministry this week issued eight new directives to regulate the process of sending Cambodians abroad for work, but doubts remain as to how effective they will be in protecting migrant workers. The new directives standardize contracts and training for migrant workers and offer formal channels for abused workers to lodge complaints, but do not fully ensure workers are protected, said Sim Hong, deputy director of the department of labor and manpower at the Labor Ministry. “If we wish to stop all the problems with migrant workers…it is not enough,” Mr. Hong said at a workshop on
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