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Unstoppable worker outflow dims Cambodia's future prospects

Despite Thailand’s latest effort to stem the flow of migrants, workers from Cambodia continue to cross the border, as they try to flee an economy that offers little reward for their work. ...

Danielle Keeton-olsen
https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Drifting-Cambodia/Unstoppable-worker-outflow-dims-Cambodia-s-future-prospects

Thailand seeks formation of cassava bloc

Thailand wants to form a coalition with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, all cassava-producing nations, to guarantee a stable price for the commodity and avoid future price wars, according to an article published yesterday in the Bangkok Post. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503128/thailand-seeks-formation-of-cassava-bloc/

Thailand to improve processing of migrant workers

Cambodian and Thai Labour Ministry officials met once again in Siem Reap province over the weekend and asserted their commitment to strengthen cooperation by agreeing to accelerate the legal identification process of Cambodian workers in Thailand. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50484751/thailand-to-improve-processing-of-migrant-workers/

New international checkpoint to open in Battambang

Cambodia and Thailand are due to open an international checkpoint bordering Battambang province and Sa Kaeo province to facilitate the flow of goods across the border at the end of this month. Nguon Ratanak, Battambang provincial governor, and Porn Poth Penpas, Sa Kaeo provincial governor, held ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50115168/new-international-checkpoint-to-open-in-battambang/

Pledge to help illegal workers in Thailand

Speaking during the general department of identification’s annual meeting, secretary of state Prum Sokha said the government would continue to help undocumented workers obtain proper documentation.   ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103715/pledge-to-help-illegal-workers-in-thailand/

The big three. 2018 elections for Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia

In 2018 there will be three elections in our immediate region – the much-predicted (and confirmed by the Thai PM) Thai election, another in Cambodia and one in Malaysia. All have their very local versions of democracy which will shape the outcomes. All are vital ...

Tanutam Thawan
https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/big-three-2018-elections-thailand-malaysia-cambodia

Rail link to Thailand a step closer

As an agreement on railway transportation materialises, Cambodia and Thailand are set to hold a ceremony early next year to celebrate the official opening of the line that will connect Phnom Penh and Bangkok, a representative of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MPWT) ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5084794/rail-link-thailand-step-closer/

Thailand repatriates 500 dead Cambodians

More than 500 dead Cambodians were repatriated from Thailand in the first six months of 2017, according to an Interior Ministry official. Chou Bun Eng, secretary of state at the ministry, said yesterday the 500 bodies were repatriated through three checkpoints in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5084746/thailand-repatriates-500-dead-cambodians/

Cambodia-Thai rail link not in talks agenda

The joint cabinet meeting between Cambodia and Thailand next month will exclude discussions on the Phnom Penh-Bangkok rail link, leaving the exact date of its launch in limbo. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080711/cambodia-thai-rail-link-not-talks-agenda/

Thais detain more than 30 migrants

More than 30 workers who entered Thailand illegally to find jobs were arrested on Monday in Sa Kaeo province’s Aranyaprathet district and sent to the district police station for questioning.   ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078534/thais-detain-30-migrants/

Thai-Cambodia trade on the rise

Trade between Cambodia and Thailand increased by about 10 percent in the first half of the year to $2.9 billion, up from $2.6 billion in the same period last year, according to figures released by the Thai embassy yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078088/thai-cambodia-trade-rise/

Ministry vows to stop illegal Thai border crossings

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that 100 to 200 Cambodians illegally cross the border with Thailand every day, well under an estimate from a U.N. agency that puts the figure at 3,000 to 4,000. ...

Leng Len
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-vows-to-stop-illegal-thai-border-crossings-133461/

200,000 migrant workers register in Thailand

The Ministry of Labour yesterday released data to show how many illegal migrant workers residing in Thailand have taken the first step to register with authorities there in order to gain all their proper paperwork. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077325/200000-migrant-workers-register-thailand/

PM seeks hydropower deal with Thailand

The government is to ask Thailand for help to build a hydropower plant in the border province of Koh Kong. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5076787/pm-seeks-hydropower-deal-thailand/

Undocumented migrants signing up in new Thai centres

More than 70,000 undocumented Cambodians have registered in new centres in Thailand in their first week of operation, though experts yesterday warned the designated two-week window will be too short for all migrants to register. . ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undocumented-migrants-signing-new-thai-centres

Campaign to legalise workers delayed

The Ministry of Labour yesterday confirmed there had been a slight delay to the planned 100-day campaign to provide illegal migrant workers in Thailand with proper documents to remain working in the country legally. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5076389/campaign-legalise-workers-delayed/

Migrants given six months to get legal

The Labour Ministry yesterday released a detailed schedule for illegal migrant workers who remain in Thailand to aid them in gathering legal documentation over the next few months. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5074775/migrants-given-six-months-get-legal/

Labour minister visits illegal workers in Thailand

Labour Minister Ith Samheng visited migrant workers in Thailand over the weekend, urging them to make use of centres that Thai authorities are opening to provide them with legal documents to remain in the country. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5074413/labour-minister-visits-illegal-workers-thailand/

Visa-free medical travel period tripled by Thais

The Thai government on Wednesday publicly announced that nationals of five countries, including Cambodia, can visit Thailand for up to 90 days without a visa to seek medical treatment, an official at the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/visa-free-medical-travel-period-tripled-thais

Workers rescued from Thai boats in Malaysia

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia has repatriated 14 Cambodian fishermen who fled a Thai boat and are believed to be human trafficking victims, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.​​ ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40167/workers-rescued-from-thai-boats-in-malaysia/

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