Thailand Denies Crackdown on Foreign Workers

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June 16 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports on Thailand’s government saying there was no order given to expel foreign laborers from neighboring countries despite hundreds of thousands of workers fleeing the country. She speaks to Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Are denying claims that they are forcing migrant workers to go home.

Tens of thousands of cambodians have left the country.

What are the authorities saying?

Well, they are saying the accusations are groundless that there was no order to excel cambodians or other labors from neighboring countries and say the workers are returning home for the harvesting season.

So essentially the allegations are just rumors.

That is what they are saying.

Still, we are seeing panic among cambodian workers, thai employers.

More than 100,000 cambodians have fled tie lan on crackdowns here crossing the borders since the army seized power in late may and in recent days the number has increased.

Reported that seven were killed over the weekend in a truck carrying returning cambodians crashed.

The military ousted the government following seven months of political unrest.

They denied the crackdown but they said they will take steps to control migrant labor because of concerns about human trafficking.

What is happening on the thai-cambodian border at the moment?

Chaotic.

Workers say tens of thousands of undocumented migrants were trying to flee over the weekend.

The border checkpoints were overwhelmed.

Thailand says that many as many as 4 million migrant workers in the country.

About 400,000 from cambodia.

About 2 million from myanmar working illegally in industries

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