Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - MP petitions Thai FM for prisoner release

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.  

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".