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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Thailand to offer training to Cambodian workers

Chheang Vun (left) meets with Don Pramudwinai, Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, earlier this month. Photo supplied
Chheang Vun (left) meets with Don Pramudwinai, Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, earlier this month. Photo supplied

Thailand to offer training to Cambodian workers
Tue, 16 August 2016 ppp
Sen David and Cristina Maza

Thailand plans to develop five training centres on its border with Cambodia in an attempt to smooth the integration process for migrant workers, officials told a Cambodian delegation last week.

From August 8 to 12, members of the delegation met with the Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs and Labour, and with the Thai National Assembly, to discuss ways to improve the migration process for Cambodian workers in Thailand.

“We don’t know exactly when or where the centres will be established, but we welcome Thailand’s effort to ensure the safety and health of our workers,” said Chheang Vun, a CPP lawmaker, who led the delegation.

In September, Thailand will resume its efforts to provide legal documents for Cambodian migrant workers after it temporarily halted the process in March, Vun added.

According to Vun, there are currently estimated to be around 700,000 Cambodian workers in Thailand, most of whom are working illegally. An International Labour Organization survey last Monday suggested workers were opting not to apply for passports or worker permits due to high costs and long waits.

Top Neth, spokesman of the Interior Ministry’s identification department, said migrant workers could apply for free travel documents that are valid for up to five years. Still, workers must provide a variety of supporting documents and travel to Phnom Penh to obtain the permits, Neth said.


Anonymous said...

Stupid Thailand, they had high fee for migrant registration. A lot of people try to save money by skipping the registration. Then Thais put out a rumor of cracking down on the illegal migrant workers sending hundreds of thousand Cambodians flocking home in 2014.

Stupid Thailand, lower the registration fee, people will register. Stop being greedy and evil.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is free with you monkeys.
By the way, ah chheang vun looks like a pig sits on the chair.

Anonymous said...

Who do you call monkeys?