THAILAND REINING IN UNCHECKED LABOUR FLOW WITH HELP OF NEIGHBOURS

THE Thai government will enact new labour laws on January 1, 2018, among the most draconian changes being that business operators using services from unregistered brokers to seek illegal migrant workers can be subject to human trafficking charges punishable by a jail term of between three and 10 years and/or a fine of THB600,000 to THB1 million (USD18,100-USD30,000) per worker. Until the implementation of the law - which has already led to tens of thousands of migrant workers fleeing Thailand - workers can register without facing the full force of the looming ...


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