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100k plus Cambodians flee Thai junta

More than 100,000 terrified Cambodian migrant workers caught up in the unfolding political turmoil in Thailand have fled back to their homeland fearing they have become the latest target in the country's descent into martial law.

The Thai military junta has both threatened to launch a campaign to rid the country of undocumented migrant workers and denied they are conducting a crackdown.

Cambodian's who have already fled home bring with them rumours of fatal shootings and brutality and the hands of Thai military officials.

As 52,000 Cambodian migrant workers crossed the border at Poipet in 36 hours, The Post spoke to those streaming into the country fearing for their lives.

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