Thousands of Cambodian Illegal Immigrants Deported from Thailand

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 39115
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2242
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Thousands of Cambodian Illegal Immigrants Deported from Thailand

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

December 19, 2019
Thousands of migrant workers deported from Thailand: Official

A deputy provincial governor for Banteay Meanchey yesterday reported Thailand has so far this year deported 9,979 undocumented migrant workers through Poipet city.

“According to feedback from migrant workers who are deported, they faced a lot of risks while working illegally abroad,” Pok Nady, the deputy provincial governor, said during a National Committee for Counter Trafficking event in Poipet yesterday. “This is why we have officials at the border to counsel them before they are sent back to their home provinces.”

She added the bodies of 104 workers who died in Thailand have also been repatriated.

Chou Bun Eng, a secretary of state of Ministry of Interior and vice chair of the NCCT, said officials are stationed at the border to receive workers deported from Thailand.

She said some of them were found to have suffered disabilities, such as loss of sight or limbs, some had mental problems or were addicted to drugs and others had been jailed for working illegally in Thailand.

“Some of the deported workers had problems such as mental disorders and poor health…when they returned, they found it difficult to find jobs,” Ms Bun Eng noted.

She added that some of the deportees said they were trafficked to work in Thailand and were not paid any wages.

“They were cheated by brokers to work in Thailand but they did not get any wages so they looked for other jobs there, especially in the agriculture sector,” Ms Bun Eng said. “Therefore all local authorities must continue to work together against human trafficking and prevent Cambodians from crossing the border to work abroad illegally.”
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50671516/t ... -official/
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 39115
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2242
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Thousands of Cambodian Illegal Immigrants Deported from Thailand

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

December 21, 2019
Sar Kheng urges migrant workers to report brokers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has reiterated his call for all citizens to be more attentive and avoid falling into misleading advertisement of brokers who take advantage of migrant workers.

During a speech marking the achievements of a pagoda in Prey Veng province today, Mr Kheng called on people to stop listening to brokers and unlawfully smuggle them to work in neighboring countries without legal documents.

“Please report to the authorities when you know that there are brokers attempting to convince you and suggests that you go and work overseas” he said. “Ask the broker clearly, where does he/she come from, what is his/her name. What kind of documents they have so that you can ask the authorities to verify.”

By doing so, Mr Kheng said people would not be easily cheated and relevant authorities would be able to crack down down on the offense in a timely manner.

“The consequences of being cheated to work illegally in other countries are that migrant workers will be exposed to drug use, forced labor, human trafficking and violence,” he said.

On Thursday, EU Ambassador Carmen Moreno raised her concerns during a meeting with Mr Kheng regarding Cambodian migrants in Thailand in the fisheries sector.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672505/s ... t-brokers/
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post