Cambodian exodus from Thailand becomes a stampede

June 16, 2014 6:06 AM

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More than 120,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers after last month's military takeover, an official said on Sunday.

The mass exodus of labourers -- who play a key role in Thai industries such as seafood and agriculture but often lack official work permits -- comes amid a junta warning of arrest and deportation for illegal foreign workers.

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