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Migrant workers fleeing Thailand trek for hours to cross border into Cambodia at 3 am

Khmer Times, Cambodia, 31 January 2021 - Groups of between 30 t0 40 migrant workers fleeing Thailand for a multitude of reasons trek for hours to the border, usually arriving at the border in the wee hours of the morning in the dark, between 3 to 5am.

In this particular investigative report, the full story of which will be published in Monday, 1st February, 2021 edition of Khmer Times, the preferred border crossing was Dung Border, a major crossing point and another smaller point called Phnom Dey.

All of the returning migrant workers, sometimes starving, desperate and completely worn out arrive at the border and are whisked away to the Kamrieng Secondary School, used a temporary quarantine centre in Battambang.

The school is located 10 kms away from the border check points where thousand of RCAF and police have been deployed to secure the 40 kms stretch of border here. The forces number about 20 for every 100 meters.

Kong Sambath, Deputy District governor of Kamrieng told Khmer Time late last night that when spotted crossing a stream located about 20 meters away from the border in Thao territory, the Cambodian forces encourage the migrant workers to cross the border safely with almost no resistance or obstacles from Thai forces.

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Source: https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808802/migrant-workers-fleeing-thailand-trek-for-hours-to-cross-border-into-cambodia-at-3-am/

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