Cambodian authorities and a human rights group are
investigating allegations of potential violence by Thai groups against 200
migrant workers who fled to Cambodia
Representatives of the workers reported they had left their Thai
encampments after receiving threats from Thai groups armed with swords and
other weapons, officials said.
The threats allegedly took place in Chanthaburi province,
Banteay Meanchey province, according to the rights group Adhoc, which took
complaints from the workers.
The allegations come amid heightened tensions between Thais
and Cambodians living along the border, where a three-month military standoff
Meanwhile, military commanders were scheduled to meet in
Siem Reap Thursday, while Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart,
Somchai Wongsawat, in Beijing
Officials said Wednesday Thai and Cambodian
troops had withdrawn from temples in the Ta Moan complex in Oddar Meanchey