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Fleeing illegal workers left stranded

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Two groups of Cambodian migrant workers were left stranded in two districts of Prachin Buri on Wednesday after their bus drivers who were supposed to take them to a border crossing to return home feared arrest after the junta launched a campaign to crack down on illegal foreign labour. 

About 100 illegal Cambodian migrant workers get on a police-arranged bus after their driver left them in Prachin Buri's Si Maha Phot district for fear of arrest on Wednesday. (Photo by Manit Snubboon)

The Cambodians were travelling from Rayong and Chon Buri and were expecting to cross back into Cambodia at the Aranyaprathet border point in the neighbouring province of Sa Kaeo to avoid arrest amid a nationwide crackdown on illegal migrant workers by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

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