On 12 January 2013, ADHOC received a phone call from Mr. Koy Savy, 33, a fisherman who had been working in Mauritius. Koy Savy’s home is located in Chheuteal Chrum village, Chalat commune, Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey province.
Savy had left for Thailand with fellow villagers across the Poi Pet border on 8 April 2010. When he arrived in Thailand, he was sent to work on a Thai boat. It took them 23 days to reach their destination. There were 27 persons on the boat, including 23 Cambodian workers and 4 Thai nationals. Savy and 22 Cambodian workers worked on the boat under the direction of a Thai boss for almost three years, without getting any wage and without having any contact with his relatives in Cambodia.