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Cambodia slams Thailand over post-coup worker exodus

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Cambodia has accused Thailand's new military rulers of fomenting an exodus of migrant workers which it claimed had caused at least eight deaths and economic hardship for both countries. 

Cambodian workers rush home over the past week as afraid of being arrested. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Some 188,000 Cambodians -- who help keep major Thai industries afloat but often lack official work permits -- have streamed across the border since the junta warned last week that illegal foreign workers face arrest and deportation.

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