Refugee house hunting

High-level bureaucrats from Australia have visited several sites in Cambodia over the past two months to view properties where refugees from its overseas detention centre on Nauru could be relocated, the Post has learned. Separate sources, who cannot be named because of the sensitivity of the ongoing negotiations, ...

Daniel Pye and Cheang Sokha

Thai condo collapse kills 3 Cambodian migrants

At least six people, including three Cambodian migrant workers, were killed late on Monday when a condominium construction project north of Bangkok collapsed, according to news reports, officials and witnesses at the scene. Twenty-four people, at least one of whom is Cambodian, were also injured in ...

Vong Sokheng and Laignee Barron

Cambodia Urges China Visa Restrictions

Cambodia says it has asked China to restrict the number of visas it issues to single Cambodian women, to prevent the brokering of marriages to Chinese men. The appeal comes as an increasing number of Cambodian women are finding their way into Chinese marriages and becoming ...

Thida Win

Deposit for brides in China called into question

Human rights groups on Sunday criticized as inadequate a government proposal, announced on Friday, to require single women to deposit $10,000 into a Chinese bank before they are allowed to visit China as tourists, a move meant to curb the trafficking of Cambodian woman to ...

Hul Reaksmey

Thais detain ‘large number’

A large group of Cambodian migrants were rounded up and detained in a Bangkok prison at the end of May, where many still remain, Thai officials told the Post yesterday. Separate unconfirmed reports that at least 130 Cambodians had been in detention for more than a month emerged ...

Alice Cuddy and Kevin Ponniah

Raid on house finds 84 workers

Before dawn yesterday, Thai military officials raided a house not far from the border, finding dozens of undocumented Cambodian workers crammed into a room awaiting transportation deeper into the country. The 84 workers were woken, taken into military custody and deported, but the brokers who had ...

Cheang Sokha and Laignee Barron

Gov’t begins effort to send workers back to Thailand

With Thailand and Cambodia both feeling the pinch from the sudden exodus of more than 200,000 Cambodian workers out of Thailand, the two countries are now working together to try and get them back to their old jobs legally, as fast as possible. Some 225,000 Cambodians, ...

Phorn Bopha

Legal Cambodians may return, says Thailand

Thai officials said Tuesday they will take back Cambodian workers who re-enter the country legally. The statement follows a mass exodus in recent weeks of tens of thousands of Cambodians amid rumors of a crackdown on undocumented workers. Koy Kuong, a spokesman for Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry, told ...

Kong Sothanarith

Border chaos claims 2 more

A second deadly car accident in as many days has claimed the lives of more Cambodian migrant workers fleeing Thailand in the wake of last month’s military takeover. At least two undocumented Cambodian workers were killed while driving through Thailand’s Chonburi province to get to the ...

Laignee Barron and May Titthara

Authorities Wary of Red Shirt ‘Government in Exile’ Claims

Cambodian authorities say they are investigating whether a Thai “Red Shirt” movement is indeed seeking to form a government in exile within its borders, following a military coup in Thailand last month. The coup ousted Yingluck Shinawatra as prime minister, and supporters of her and her ...

Kong Sothanarith

Cambodian army asks Thailand to remove new barbed wire near Preah Vihear temple

Cambodia has accused the Thai troops of erecting a new barbed wire fence on land in front of the 11th century Preah Vihear temple and has asked Thai side to remove it, Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Monday. “Our military ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Again, abuse in China alleged

Four parents in Kampong Cham province have filed complaints with provincial police alleging that their daughters are being sexually abused by their husbands in China, officers said yesterday. Thol Meng, deputy bureau chief of the provincial anti-human trafficking department, said a total of 10 concerned mothers ...

Phak Seangly

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