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About 1,000 migrants sent home

About 1,000 Cambodians allegedly working illegally in Thailand were arrested and deported after the Thai government declared an end to a grace period for labourers, a member of the official receiving committee at the border in Poipet said Monday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/about-1000-migrants-sent-home

Fishermen still abused in Thailand

Forced labour remains rampant on Thai fishing boats more than three years after an international outcry, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released yesterday, with Cambodian fishermen reporting that Thai reforms designed to safeguard them from abuse are being used as tools to ...

Erin Handley and Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishermen-still-abused-thailand

New benefits for workers

Maids, labourers and other so-called “informal workers” are set to receive free health care and maternity benefits next year – as long as they can get their employer to register them with the government. ...

New benefits for workers Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-benefits-workers

Migrant worker protections ‘lacking’, reports find

Cambodia lacks effective mechanisms to protect its citizens working both as legal and undocumented migrants abroad, where such workers also face insufficient protection from the countries that receive them, according to two new reports published last week. ...

Leonie Kijewski and Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-worker-protections-lacking-reports-find

Thais crack down on illegal workers

Thai soldiers on Thursday detained four Cambodian men, three women and a one-month old baby after they crossed the border to find work. The Cambodian Consulate in Thailand’s Sa Keao province said it quickly secured the release of the group, who were from Sout Nikom ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38801/thais-crack-down-on-illegal-workers/

Workers stream over the Thai border

Thailand has sent home almost 100 Cambodians who had been working illegally in the country, as numbers passing over the border continue to increase ahead of Khmer New Year.   ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36784/workers-stream-over-the-thai-border/

Thais deporting more than 100 daily

On an average day, more than 100 Cambodians are sent back from Thailand through the Poipet International Checkpoint amid the Thai government’s crackdown on undocumented foreign workers, according to the Banteay Meanchey provincial governor yesterday. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29765/thais-deporting-more-than-100-daily/

Cambodian workers released from detention in Thailand

Nearly 30 Cambodians detained in Thailand since early July were released last week, though four remain in detention, an official at the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok said. The migrant workers – 20 women and 14 men – were arrested on July 7 and taken to a ...

Sen David and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-workers-released-detention-thailand

Officials helping migrants in Thailand

Cambodian embassy officials in Thailand are now assisting migrant workers in Thai prisons by providing lawyers for them. Embassy officials also announced they are looking for relatives of a Cambodian man who died in Thailand late last month to take his body, which is being ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28418/officials-helping-migrants-in-thailand/

Thais deport Cambodian man after illegal border crossing

A Cambodian man was deported from Thailand through the Choam Sangam border checkpoint on Saturday after allegedly attempting to enter Thai territory, according to a Banteay Meanchey provincial immigration police officer. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23256/thais-deport-cambodian-man-after-illegal-border-crossing/

Overseas Cambodian workers send home over 1 bln USD per year

Cambodia’s Labor Minister Ith Samheng said Wednesday that overseas Cambodian workers had remitted more than 1 billion U.S. dollars to their families in Cambodia a year. ...

hanyang
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/17/c_135106074.htm

More than 50,000 migrants deported by Thailand in 2015

More than 50,000 Cambodian migrants were deported from Thailand through the Poipet International Border Checkpoint, the main point of return for migrants, since the beginning of this year, according to a Banteay Meanchey provincial police official. ...

Saing Soenthrith
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-than-50000-migrants-deported-by-thailand-in-2015-102223/

Work permit applications surge amid crackdown

Since the government began its crackdown nearly one year and a half ago on foreigners without work permits, it has seen applications for work permits skyrocket alongside revenues from fines. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17213/work-permit-applications-surge-amid-crackdown/

Migrants’ dream turns into pesticide nightmare

Promises of well-paying jobs in Malaysia turned into a nightmare for four young men repatriated from the country last week with help from rights group Adhoc. The four – who range from 18 to 24 years old – had been sold to a plantation ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15416/migrants----dream-turns-into-pesticide-nightmare/

Informal workers find jobs easy, conditions poor

Young workers employed in Phnom Penh’s expansive informal economy may find it easy to get a job, but they face a high likelihood of labor abuses and receive significantly less pay than their peers in the formal sector, according to a study released over the ...

Aun Chhengpor and Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/informal-workers-find-jobs-easy-conditions-poor-93174/

Vietnamese migrants nabbed at ACLEDA building

Twenty undocumented Vietnamese laborers are being held for deportation after they were arrested Friday during a raid on a construction site for a new Acleda Bank branch in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, an immigration official said. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/vietnamese-migrants-nabbed-at-acleda-building-92327/

Employers unfazed by work-permit crackdown

Sixteen undocumented Vietnamese migrants were arrested yesterday at a construction site in Preah Vihear, the latest in a spate of arrests of workers without papers. This summer has seen a spike in arrests, fines, and deportations of expat workers – with police saying that more ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14130/employers-unfazed-by-work-permit-crackdown/

Over 50 illegal vietnamese workers arrested in capital

More than 50 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested Wednesday while working on the construction site of luxury estates in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, police said. ...

Saing Soenthrith
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/over-50-illegal-vietnamese-workers-arrested-in-capital-90035/

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