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Thai police detain migrant workers

A total of 189 illegal Cambodian migrant workers were arrested in raids carried out in Thailand’s Nonthaburi province betweeen June 25 and June 29, according to translations of local media reports provided by a Bangkok-based human rights NGO this week. A report on Thailand’s Nation Channel said 164 migrant workers from Myanmar and 83 from Laos had also been arrested. The report quoted a general who said those arrested would “be prosecuted in accordance with the law and deported to their country of origin”. The raids are part of a renewed crackdown on illegal workers – approved in a June 2 order signed by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva – that has prompted concern from rights groups such as the Human Rights and Development Foundation, which provided the translation of the media reports.



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