Posted by: BPSOS | July 17, 2009

Key Briefs & Reports: Labor Trafficking of Sony Workers in the News

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The JR Holdings dormitory where Vietnamese workers recruited to work for Sony are held

July 17 – Mach Song, a national newspaper in Vietnamese with an online edition, carries the story of 15 Vietnamese women trafficked to Malaysia in late 2007. They were promised 27 months of work at Sony plants with decent wages. However, less than a year later Sony returned them to JR Holdings, a Malaysian labor supplier, which has since mistreated and exploited the workers.

On July 2, Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, Executive Director of BPSOS and co-founder of the Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA), interviewed two of the victims during his visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The news story is reprinted on many major newspapers, including Viet Bao Daily and Saigon Houston Daily.

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