The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Thailand wants to regulate alien workers while denying that it only deals with those from Cambodia.

The ministry’s Spokesman Sek Wannamethi said many Cambodian workers have travelled back to their country since they were panicked over the rumors that the Thai government would arrest them and their employers have feared that they would face legal actions from hiring illegal workers.

The Thai government enforced laws as usual without cracking down on illegal workers, especially those from Cambodia , he said, adding that the government has helped take a lot of illegal Cambodian workers to border crossings without pressing charges against them.

The government is ready to investigate the allegations that Thai officers had violated human rights of illegal workers in order to provide justice for all sides and punish the wrongdoers, said the spokesman.

The National Council for Peace and Order is trying to legalise illegal alien workers in Thailand , he added.-VNA