Trafficked Vietnamese woman escapes from Malaysia

October 27, 2006

10:19′ 25/10/2006 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese woman, who was trafficked to Malaysia, escaped and returned home safely, the police in the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang said on Oct. 24.

Phan Thi Diem Thuy, 22, from Tien Giang province, said that she had been sold to a Malaysian man with mental disorders for 25,000 ringgits by Tieu Lien Huu and Phan Thi Hong Yen.

She once tried to escape from her husband, who beat her frequently, but failed.

In a recent attempt, Thuy crossed the border to Thailand, but she was arrested and then helped by the Vietnamese embassy in Thailand to return.

Thuy was one of hundreds of victims of a women trafficking ring run by couple – Tran Thi My Phuong and Tsai I Hsien (Taiwanese), to which Tieu Lien Huu and Phan Thi Hong Yen were members.

In late March, 2006, Huu, Yen and eight other accomplices were arrested and prosecuted. They admitted to selling hundreds of girls to Malaysia and Taiwan.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Dang Quang Minh of the Tien Giang police said the Ministry of Public Security will send officials to Malaysia to work with Interpol on the trafficking of Vietnamese women abroad.


(Source: VNA)

One Response to “Trafficked Vietnamese woman escapes from Malaysia”

  1. lauryn Says:

    believe it or not, i was researching for pictures of my project -human trafficking- and came across your link. 🙂 impressive hieu. gonna take some pixies …:)

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