Thailand says no policy to 'sweep and clean' illegal migrants

June 16, 2014 7:12 AM

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Thailand says no policy to 'sweep and clean' illegal migrants

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's junta denied on Monday that they were pursuing a "sweep and clean" policy of driving illegal foreign workers out of the country, despite mass departures by fearful Cambodians since the military took power last month.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that more than 100,000 undocumented Cambodian men, women and children have fled Thailand amid fears of a crackdown on illegal labor sine the May 22 coup.

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