The Polar Twin Advance dormitory for workers.
July 10, 2008: Radio Free Asia has covered the plight of the workers at Polar Twin Advance in an article in Vietnamese published today on the RFA site.
Hong, whose home province is Ninh Binh and who arrived in 2006, spoke to [reporter] Thanh Truc from Penang on behalf of her colleagues about their difficult situation:
“For more than two months we’ve been staying home, without money to eat. We’ve finished every last thing we have and have to go out in the street asking for vegetables, asking for papayas from some of the Chinese families in order to live through the day. Since we haven’t had any work, we haven’t had any meat or fish to eat at all. For rice, we’re using up some money we had with us. We share with each other – whoever’s got rice divides it with the others; we cook and eat it together.”