Police rescue stranded Cambodians

August 5th, 2014 , The Nation

Seventy-five Cambodian workers and six children marooned for 10 days after being lured to build a resort on Koh Mook in Trang’s Kantang district were rescued on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, Employment Department chief Sumet Mahosot yesterday said 444,097 migrant workers and 48,541 accompanying persons had registered at the 34 “one-stop” service centres nationwide and as a result the scheme would be expanded to 53 provinces and the operation time extended until next March 31.

Sunday’s rescue mission by Trang marine police and soldiers from the Phraya Ratsadanu Pradit Camp began after the workers asked local villagers to call the authorities so they could return to Cambodia. …

Khanita Sitong and Thammarat Kijchalong

Migrants stuffed into two homes

June 15th, 2012 , The Phnom Penh Post

More than 100 Cambodian migrant workers were discovered in rented houses this week near Rong Kleu market in Thailand’s Sakaeo province, officials said yesterday.

Banteay Meanchey provincial spokesman Ouk Keo Ratanak said Thai authorites found the workers on Wednesday crammed into two houses, and sent them back to Cambodia. …

Mom Kunthear, P. 4