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The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has denied that officials request bribes from Cambodian migrant workers trying to apply for a passport.
In a statement on Friday, the embassy said that recently citizens had accused officials of asking Cambodian workers to pay between 3,000 and 6,000 baht (about $85 to $171) before helping them to apply for and obtain a passport. The allegations had circulated on social media for several weeks.
“The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand is pleased to clarify that the accusations are not true and they affect the embassy’s reputation as a representative of the nation,” the statement said.
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