U.S. demotes nation for failure to fight human trafficking
By THANYARAT DOKSONE The Associated Press
Posted: June 22, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.
Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cambodian Ambassador to Thailand Eat Sophea, left, shakes hands with Thai Foreign Ministry's Permanent Secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow after meeting at Foreign Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The number of Cambodians who have returned home from Thailand this month after a threatened crackdown on foreigners working illegally has topped 160,000, a Cambodian official said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
BANGKOK -- Thailand said Saturday that it was disappointed with a decision by the U.S. State Department to blacklist it for its failure to do enough to fight human trafficking but vowed it would keep fighting the scourge.