Government Releases Four-point Measures for Cambodian Workers in Thailand

The Royal Government of Cambodia released measures in dealing with current situation of the Cambodian workers in Thailand, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) made public yesterday.

The four-point measures read as follows:

1. At the instruction of the MFA-IC, the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok issued on July 1, 2017 an announcement calling on the Cambodian workers to remain calm while all Cambodian ministries concerned were trying to discuss with the Thai authorities in order to find solution allowing the Cambodian workers who do not have enough documents to stay and work in Thailand. All these efforts have brought about an encouraging preliminary result when the Thai government announced the suspension of its executive decree during a 180-day grace period.

2. In the implementation of the measures instructed on July 4, 2017 by Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the MFA-IC has instructed the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok and the Cambodian Consulate-General in Sakeo to fully and closely cooperate with the authorities at all levels of the Cambodian provinces bordering with Thailand.

3. Later, H.E Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, is leading a delegation including the Cambodian Ambassador to Thailand to discuss with the Thai authorities with the hope to find a favorable settlement for our workers.

4. In addition, the Ministry wishes to make known that the top leader of the Royal Government of Cambodia is intervening with the Thai Government in order to find a suitable solution to this situation.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press