Posted by: BPSOS | July 22, 2009

Media Key Briefs & Reports: Coverage Elevates Public Concern over Trafficking of Sony Workers

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Dr. Thang interviewing two of the victims of labor trafficking

July 22 — Radio Free Asia broadcasted its interview with two victims of in the labor trafficking case that involves Sony and two Malaysian labor suppliers: JR Holdings and Teguh Sarjana Bumi. The program also featured Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang who spoke on behalf of Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA).

On July 2, Dr. Thang met with several of the victims at a dormitory near Kuala Lumpur run by JR Holdings. He conducted an in-depth interview with two of the victims. He was accompanied by a local reporter, a local photographer, a videographer from America, and two staff members of Tenaganita, the prime anti-trafficking organization in Malaysia.

CAMSA offered the workers food and some cash.

The RFA story was re-broadcast on major radio programs in the US and other countries, including Vietnamese Public Radio, Saigon Houston Radio, Saigon Dallas Radio, Little Saigon Radio, and Mach Song Radio.

The RFA story can be found at: http://www.rfa.org/vietnamese/in_depth/Viet-workers-in-malaysia-still-jobless-and-unpaid-by-main-company-07222009154934.html?searchterm=None

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