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Thai soldiers arrest youths for logging across border

Thai soldiers arrested four Cambodian youths on Saturday for allegedly logging rosewood in Thailand’s Trat province, near the border with Battambang province, officials said on Sunday. “Thai soldiers in black uniforms arrested the four Khmer youths because they crossed the border illegally in an attempt to ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/brief/thai-soldiers-arrest-youths-logging-across-border-117277/

Three men arrested, one shot by Thai forces

A Cambodian national was shot and two others arrested in Thailand last week while allegedly smuggling drugs across the border, officials said yesterday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/three-men-arrested-one-shot-thai-forces

Thais free 14 Cambodian workers

Charges against 14 Cambodia migrant workers arrested in Thailand last month have been dropped and the group will return to the Kingdom tomorrow, government officials have told the Post. A hearing at the Sa Kaeo provincial court in Thailand this morning determined that the workers had been ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thais-free-14-cambodian-workers

Joint patrols on agenda

In response to a spate of Cambodian illegal loggers being shot dead by Thai soldiers near the border, the government on Tuesday urged a Thai delegation to consider border patrols composed of representatives from the two countries, the foreign minister said. “I would like to request ...

Chhay Channyda and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/joint-patrols-agenda

Gov’t to meet recruitment firms over migrants

Labor Ministry officials are set to meet today with about 40 local recruitment agencies to talk about formalizing the procedure for sending migrant workers to Thailand, an agency director said. The meeting will focus on how the agencies can help migrants obtain work permits and other ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-to-meet-recruitment-firms-over-migrants-62202/

Nearly all illegal Cambodian migrants working in Thailand return home: labor minister

Cambodian Minister of Labor Ith Samheng said Friday that nearly all illegal Cambodian migrant laborers working in Thailand have returned home in fears of a junta’s crackdown on illegal foreign workers. Major Gen. Pich Vanna, chief of Cambodian-Thai Border Relation Affairs Office, said the Thai ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-06/20/c_133424234.htm

Cambodian migrant workers leaving Thailand hit 225,000: official

The Thai military junta sent other 5,000 Cambodian migrant workers back to Cambodia on Thursday, bringing the total number of Cambodian laborers deported from or fled Thailand over fears of a junta’s crackdown on illegal foreign workers to 225,000, a senior official said. “As of Thursday ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-06/19/c_133421174.htm

Trafficking fight goes on: gov’t

Although human-trafficking cases dealt with by the Ministry of Interior decreased significantly in 2013, suggesting progress was being made in tackling the crime, trafficking in persons continues to be a major challenge for the government, the ministry said in its annual report on Tuesday. According to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trafficking-fight-goes-gov%E2%80%99t

Blood on the border

Sixty-nine Cambodians were shot dead by Thai soldiers while crossing the border illegally last year, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday at the launch of its annual report. “Cambodians were shot dead by Thai soldiers in 55 [incidents] last year in which ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/blood-border

Thais arrest 21 in border logging bust

In the latest series of arrests involving illegal logging on the Cambodian-Thai border, 21 Cambodians were picked up by Thai authorities on Friday while attempting to smuggle rosewood into Oddar Meanchey province, a rights group said yesterday. Srey Naren, provincial coordinator for rights groups Adhoc, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thais-arrest-21-border-logging-bust

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