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Beggar sweep

Beggar sweep

The Thai government will repatriate Cambodian homeless and beggars from the streets

of Bangkok before the APEC summit later this month, according to the Bangkok Post.

Thai embassy officials in Phnom Penh refused to comment, but Thai Prime Minister

Thaksin Shinawatra was quoted as saying the crackdown was really about tackling poverty.

Thai authorties indicated they would return as many as 100 Cambodians already waiting

to be sent back to Phnom Penh aboard an air-force C-130 pending approval of Cambodian

Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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