Posted by: BPSOS | July 22, 2009

Key Briefs & Reports: Case of Sony Workers Brought to the Attention of US State Department

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

July 22 – BPSOS sent the press release on the labor trafficking case of 15 Vietnamese women recruited to work at Sony plants in Malaysia to the US State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP) with a request for a meeting to discuss this case.

“This case illustrates the problem of labor trafficking in Malaysia, a country that G/TIP ranks in Tier 3 in its 2009 trafficking in persons report,” explained Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, Executive Director of BPSOS and co-founder of Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA).

A meeting is being scheduled ahead of a G/TIP delegation to Malaysia.

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