34 Dai Co Viet, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi
Earlier 2008, 4 Vietnamese workers were sent by a Vietnamese labor exporting company by the name of SONA (service enterprise). The workers were to work as maids in Malaysia for Winbond Management & Consultant Sdn Bhd. The workers were forced to sign a contract with SONA just minutes before the bus took them to the airport for departure. When the workers arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, their cell phones, money, medications, and passports were taken from them. This left the workers in an extremely vulnerable situation, a situation which was exploited. Without money, phones, and passports, the workers could not call for help or leave their exploitative condition. Moreover, these workers were not paid the RM750 as stated in the contract; they were not paid at all for months. After being dismissed by their employers without pay, these workers were held captive by their Malaysian broker, Winbond, and its affiliate Princeton.