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Thai soldiers arrested 135 Cambodians at the border areas

Written By vibykhmer on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | 6:47 PM

Top and Bottom: Pictures of Cambodian workers being checked and deported to back to Cambodia.

Reported by Khmerization

135 Cambodians had been arrested by 30 Thai soldiers on the Banteay Meanchey-Sakeo border areas, reports Deum Ampil newspaper.

Deum Ampil quoted Thai Asean News Network as saying that the 56 men, 50 women, 12 boys and 12 girls had been arrested on 12th May in an area on the Banteay Meanchey-Sakeo borders.

The arrests took place when the Thai villagers reported to the Thai authority that those Cambodians had illegally entered Thailand and had damaged their rice and potato crops.

The arrested Cambodians said that because of poverty, they had entered Thailand to work in the Thai rice-fields and potato farms to earn a living, says Deum Ampil.

Deum Ampil reported that, after the arrests, the Thai authority contacted the Cambodian authority to take back those illegal workers through mutual agreements between the two countries.


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