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Cambodians officially asked to return

Ambassador told workers have no need to fear

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Permanent foreign secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow called in the Cambodian ambassador, Eat Sophea, on Tuesday and asked that Cambodian authorities tell their people to return to their jobs in Thailand. 

Cambodian workers leave the Aranyaprathet train station in Sa Kaeo on their way back to their homeland on Monday. (Photo by Thanarak Khunton)

The 30-minute meeting at the ministry followed the rushed departure of more  than 100,000 Cambodian illegal workers from Thailand, who returned home over the past week for fear the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) would arrest them.

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