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MP petitions Thai FM for prisoner release

OPPOSITION Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker Eng Chhay Eang of Battambang petitioned Thai Foreign Minister Hor Namhong by letter Tuesday to intervene in the imprisonment of six Cambodians in Bangkok. 

The six detainees were arrested by Thai authorities in January while attempting to immigrate illegally to Thailand in search of work, according to the letter.

"The six people have being imprisoned in Suon Blue prison in Bangkok," the letter said.  

"I would like [Hor Namhong] to take action to intervene and have Thai authorities release them."

La Phat, an official from Chakkrey commune, the home town of the arrested group, told the Post they were arrested by Thai police while passing through an illegal border crossing corridor.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said he could not comment on the prospects of a resolution, as he had not seen a copy of the letter with the MP's requests.  

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