Fears About Migrant Workers in Thailand Unfounded, Cambodian PM Admits

Following earlier comments from the Cambodian leader, Thailand’s Move Forward Party denied it had any policy of expelling migrant workers from the country.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has seemingly backtracked on comments that a Thai government led by the progressive Move Forward Party (MFP) might expel Cambodian migrant workers from the country en masse.

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In a speech yesterday in Kampong Chhnang province, Hun Sen said he welcomed the MFP’s reassurance, contained in a statement earlier this week, denying that it had any plan to repatriate foreign nationals working in Thailand.

“The information has been confirmed from the Thai side regarding rumors which have circulated that Thailand planned to expel foreign migrant workers, especially those from Cambodia and Laos,” Hun Sen said, according to the government-aligned media outlet Fresh News. “It is now confirmed that there is no such policy, so we do not need to worry.”

In full: https://thediplomat.com/2023/06/fears-about-migrant-workers-in-thailand-unfounded-cambodian-pm-admits/

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