The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has instructed illegal migrant workers there to get in contact with its personnel in order to get travel documents allowing them to return to Cambodia.
In a statement issued on Thursday, July 12, the embassy stated that recently some Facebook users have re-posted old video clips about the crackdown on illegal migrant workers in Thailand. This action seems politically motivated.
The embassy advised all Cambodians legal workers who live and work in Thailand legally to stay calm and carry on. Illegal workers are advised to get laissez-passer documents from the embassy. This will allow the workers to return to Cambodia where they can get the necessary documents to legally resume their work in Thailand – work permits or temporary work permits known as pink cards.
In the past 11 days some 1,641 migrant workers returned to the Kingdom via Poipet as the Thai authorities stopped registering undocumented workers.
Thailand first cracked down on illegal migrant workers in 2017, which led to an exodus of labourers. In the meantime the two governments have come to an agreement about regulating the situation. Cambodia sent 300 officials to Thailand to help the migrant workers