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In June, after about a quarter million migrant workers returned from their jobs in Thailand fearing the military junta’s crackdown on illegal labor, Cambodia’s government announced it had slashed the cost of emigration, and would charge workers only $49 to legally return to work across the border.

August 1, 2014

Nang Kumnour, a 25-year-old migrant worker who tried to enter Thailand last week, is too embarrassed to return home.

July 29, 2014

Oddar Meanchey provincial court charged four men and a woman with human trafficking on Saturday for attempting to illegally smuggle 51 migrant workers into Thailand, officials said Sunday.

July 28, 2014

Passport offices will be set up in six more provinces in an effort to ease the remigration process for Cambodian workers heading back to Thailand, according to a Ministry of Interior official.

July 24, 2014

Four “one-stop” offices to process documentation for Cambodians seeking legal work in Thailand will open on Tuesday after the Ministry of Labor issued a directive last week outlining how the migration process will operate, according to the head of the Ministry of Interior’s passport department.

July 21, 2014

Five Cambodians have died from malaria in the first six months of the year, down from six during the same period last year, while the number of recorded cases of the disease has dropped by about 20 percent compared to last year, according to the latest figures from the National Malaria Center.

July 21, 2014

The results of an autopsy and a crime scene report authored by a team of French investigators regarding the death of a French expatriate in Kompong Speu province in 2012 has been in the hands of Cambodian judicial officials for two weeks and is awaiting translation, a judge confirmed on Thursday.

July 18, 2014

A Cambodian woman who went to China to marry a man there was repatriated on Thursday after escaping from her husband’s house and finding refuge at the Cambodian consulate in Guangzhou.

July 18, 2014

Despite a government strategy to help migrant workers return to Thailand legally after nearly 250,000 workers flooded back to Cambodia last month amid rumors of a crackdown, thousands are again crossing the border illegally.

July 16, 2014

The body of Svay Por commune police chief Chan Sophal, who disappeared on a solo mission last month to track down illegal fishermen in the area, was found on Friday by a group of local rice farmers on the edge of the wetlands he was apparently investigating, according to police.

July 12, 2014
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