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Minister's help sought in migrant's death in Thailand

Minister's help sought in migrant's death in Thailand

Rights group Adhoc has sent a letter to Foreign Minister Hor Namhong seeking his help in the case of a Cambodian migrant worker who was allegedly shot to death by his Thai supervisor in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province earlier this month.

“To protect the victim, Adhoc has sought intervention from institutions concerned, such as the Cambodian embassy in Thailand. It helped intervene, and sent the body to his homeland. As mentioned above, we would like to get help from Your Excellency to seek intervention and justice for the victim as well as his family,” reads the April 29 letter.

Khan Tho, the wife of victim Phat So In, said yesterday that her husband had been play-fighting with a Burmese co-worker’s son, which the boy’s father mistook for an actual beating. The co-worker called supervisor Ta Yai, who arrived on the scene and, without a word, shot So In six times.

“I would like the authorities to please render justice to our poor family,” Tho said.

Yai reportedly fled after the shooting, and it remained unclear yesterday whether Thai authorities had made an arrest. The Foreign Ministry could not be reached for comment.


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