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THAILAND JUNTA FORMENTING AN EXODUS OF MIGRANT WORKERS ACROSS CAMBODIA'S BORDER

POIPET, Cambodia - Some 188,000 Cambodians who help keep major Thai industries afloat but often lack official work permits  have streamed across the border since the junta warned last week that illegal foreign workers face arrest and deportation.
At a meeting in Bangkok yesterday, Cambodia’s ambassador and Thailand’s top foreign ministry bureaucrat agreed to quash “rumours” of a crackdown and to set up a hotline on labour issues.
Ambassador Eat Sophea also dismissed rumours of the shooting and abuse of Cambodian migrants by Thai authorities  among the factors believed to be triggering the mass departures.
The junta which took power last month has insisted there is no crackdown and tried to calm the panic that has seen the exodus of what could be, by some estimates, the entire undocumented Cambodian population in Thailand.
But if the meeting was intended to mend fences between the two governments, Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng was in more combative mood as he later placed blame for the crisis squarely at Bangkok’s door.
After the military coup in Thailand, the Thai military leaders sent illegal Cambodian migrant workers in without informing and discussing with Cambodia, he said in Phnom Penh, adding that eight people had been killed in traffic accidents linked to the exodus.

Source: Agency
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