Thailand on Tuesday urged Cambodia to assist Cambodian migrant workers seeking jobs in Thailand, and ensure they are officially documented in the first place.
The labour Ministers of the two countries, Chatumongkol Sonakul and Cambodia’s Labour Minister, Ilth Samheng,Thailand demanded that all Cambodian workers seeking jobs in Thailand be officially documented by Cambodian authorities.
Thailand had so far provided `One Stop Service` for migrant workers from its neighboring states, including Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, who have intended to work legally in this country.
Out of a total of about 2 million Cambodians currently working in Thailand, no less than one-fifth was believed to be undocumented and illegally employed.
The Thailand labour minister gave assurances that all Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand would have their work permit extended on condition that they were officially documented by Cambodian authorities in the first place.
He confirmed that all documented Cambodian migrant workers were entitled to welfare benefits and would be protected by Thailand authorities from being victimised by human traffickers.
Edited by Yahaya Isah/Felix Ajide