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Three Thai Men Arrested in Killing of Cambodian Workers

Three Thais men have been arrested and charged with murdering and robbing five Cambodian migrant workers earlier this month, according to Thai police and Cambodian ministry of foreign affairs.

The three men were arrested late Wednesday in Rayong province. They were identified by the Thai police as Prakart Buntha, 40; Thavorn Kongduk, 41; and Samchai Chuklin, 33.

A few days after the killing of 5 Khmer migrant workers in Rayong province, Cambodian government sent Thailand a letter asking the Thai government to investigate and to bring those responsible to justice.

Secretary of state of the Cambodian ministry of foreign affairs Long Visalo told a press conference in Phnom Penh Thursday that the three murder suspects are the co-workers of the victims.

Mr. Long said the suspects alledgedly killed the Khmer migrant workers after they had learned that the Khmer workers had saved up some money.