Moeun Tola, of the rights group Central, said he had not heard of this specific case, but noted that Cambodian migrant workers in Korea go through a stringent government process and are only allowed to work with one pre-arranged employer.
If they run into problems with that employer and leave, Tola explained, they are then considered illegal migrants. Cases of this happening were most common for Cambodians working on Korean farms, he said.
“Some of them meet with difficulties with their employer, such as working hard, working long hours and with the cooler weather, especially the workers who work in agriculture,” he said.
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