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Poipet Vendors Protest Corrupt Border Officials

More than 800 street vendors and drivers of taxis, tuk-tuks and motorcycles working the border area between Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand yesterday marched through Poipet City calling for an end to the rampant corruption being carried out by border officials. Migrant workers who cross ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Thailand News: Failure to join CLMV could cost millions

Thailand has to revise its strategy concerning a regional single visa scheme, or it could lose millions of tourists to neighboring countries, which are kicking off the “CLMV Single Visa” next year without the Kingdom’s participation. Five countries – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar – ...

http://www.phuketgazette.net/thailandnews/2012/Thailand-News-Failure-to-join-CLMV-could-cost-millions-18014.html

Reluctance to join single-visa scheme could prove to be costly

Thailand has to revise its strategy concerning a regional single visa scheme, or it could lose millions of tourists to neighbouring countries, which are kicking off the “CLMV Single Visa” next year without the Kingdom’s participation. Five countries – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar – ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Reluctance-to-join-single-visa-scheme-could-prove--30191048.html

Hundreds of illegal migrants return

Nearly 450 Cambodians who were illegally working in Thailand were repatriated across the Battambang province border on Saturday in one of the largest one-day operations along that border, officials said yesterday. Thai authorities had rounded up the 447 workers, who were busted without the required paperwork, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091058599/National-news/hundreds-of-illegal-migrants-repatriated-to-cambodia.html

Thai Press Gives Conflicting Reports on Chams

Thai media reports yesterday offered conflicting information on whether members of Cambodia’s Cham community were joining a long-running Muslim insurgency in Thailand’s southern provinces. According to the [Bangkok] Post, General Prayuth said most of the Cambodian Muslims were traveling on to other countries in search ...

Monitoring questions mount

Official from Cambodian immigration, law enforcement and diplomatic circles were either unaware of, or unwilling to talk yesterday about, an alleged request from the Thai government to help monitor Cambodian Muslims crossing into the country. News of the alleged monitoring surfaced on Monday when Thai ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082258213/National-news/monitoring-of-cambodian-muslims-called-into-question.html

Hun Sen Blames Migration for Labor Shortage in Agriculture

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday blamed illegal immigration for contributing to a current shortage in the Cambodian labor market but said workers could benefit from rising wages as a result of the demand for workers. Mr. Hun Sen said the shortage was hitting the agriculture sector ...

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