A Cambodian girl rescued from a brothel where she was forced to work hides behind shutters at a house in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP
A Cambodian girl rescued from a brothel where she was forced to work hides behind shutters at a house in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP

Vietnam, Cambodia and Brunei join Malaysia on US trafficking blacklist

  • All four countries have made weak efforts to stop forced sex work or assist migrant labourers, the US State Department’s annual report alleged
  • Nations that are put on the blacklist are subject to US sanctions, though friendly nations are routinely spared punishment if they promise to improve

A Cambodian girl rescued from a brothel where she was forced to work hides behind shutters at a house in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP
A Cambodian girl rescued from a brothel where she was forced to work hides behind shutters at a house in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP
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