US$ 283 in Compensation for Daugthers Dead

The parents of a young woman who allegedly died due to poor living conditions at a labour recruitment firm in Phnom Penh said yesterday that they would not pursue a criminal case after accepting 1.2 million riels (US$283) in compensation.


Prim Mao said the VC Manpower Co gave her family the money last week after her daugher, Yun Mab, 21, died at one of its training centres.


“They told us to keep this case quiet and don’t tell anyone about this,” she said.


Yun Mab died in hospital on July 20 after falling ill. She had spent three months at the centre in Sen Sok district.


The woman’s parents say poor living conditions contributed to her death. But company officials and local authorities contend that Yun Mab died from a previously undiagnosed case of leukemia.


Ream Vy, the woman’s father, said the family does not believe the daughter had leukemia because she had been in good health when she started her training course.


“I feel regret with my daughter’s death because she was ready to fly to work in Malaysia, but she does not have the chance anymore,” he said.