Anonymous Remailer (austria)
2014-06-17 13:21:41 UTC
Tuesday 17 Jun 2014
Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to confirm "rumours" of a
crackdown against illegal migrant workers by the new Thai junta
after the exodus of nearly 180,000 Cambodian labourers.
The numbers of labourers fleeing home soared after the Thai
military regime warned last week that illegal foreign workers face
arrest and deportation.
The junta has since confirmed that there is indeed a "crackdown"
and blamed the Cmbodians for the exodus.
The International Organisation for Migration has previously
estimated that around 180,000 undocumented Cambodian workers live
in Thailand, so it is unclear exactly how many still remain.
Migrants from neighbouring Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar play a key
role in Thai industries such as seafood, agriculture and
construction, but often lack work permits.
The junta planned to arrest all illegal immigrants, and deport all
legal immigrants as it said "Thais can and are willing to do these