Cambodian woman, children, found walking to Bangkok

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Cambodian woman, children, found walking to Bangkok

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:36 am

A police officer questions the 40-year-old Cambodian woman and her eldest daughter. They and the woman's two other children were spotted, walking to Bangkok, in Kabin Buri district, Prachin Buri, in the early hours of Wednesday. (Photo by Manit Sanubboon)

August 7

A poor Cambodian woman’s bid to take her children to Bangkok to join the family’s breadwinner came to naught when they were spotted walking along a road in Krabin Buri early on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old woman and her three children - two girls and a boy - were walking past a petrol station on Suwannasorn Road in Ban Sradoo village when police found them, after being alerted to their presence around 1.30am, said Pol Capt Jaturon Sa-nguanprasit, deputy chief of Krabin Buri police station.

They were taken to the police station for questioning.

The woman, identified as Tuenles, told police she was taking her children, aged 12, 9, and 8 years, to meet their father, who had work as a garland seller in Bangkok. She also planned to look for a job herself to help feed her family.

She had only a little money when she set out on the journey after crossing the border, enough for bus tickets from Sa Kaeo to Kabin Buri district.

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Re: Cambodian woman, children, found walking to Bangkok

Post by Cruisemonkey » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:38 am

That's her story and she's sticking to it.
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Re: Cambodian woman, children, found walking to Bangkok

Post by Isaanbarang » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 am

There was a Fb post this past week. A man had come to collect his son's body up from the hospital to take him home for the funeral. The man was dirt poor and was walking at the side of the road with his son in a cart. The police stopped him and arranged suitable transport and cash for the funeral. It's not just life that is hard here
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Re: Cambodian woman, children, found walking to Bangkok

Post by explorer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:09 am

I have met girls who have gone to Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville (in the past), and other places, looking for work. Many of them dont know they need their ID card to get a job, and dont bring it. They have no money, and many dont find a job, so they sleep outside. I have bought meals for some of them, and given some money to go back home. Some have turned to prostitution, but many dont.

Their family in the village has no money. They're doing this to find work and earn money. So they head to the city with no money.
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