Five Burmese migrant workers are suspected of killing four members of a Thai family, including a 5-year-old child, over an unpaid debt.
Acting on a stringent new labour law, Thai police are leading a crackdown on Burmese migrant workers.
Moe Gyo said that Thai police inspected farms, crafts workshops and small businesses, mostly focusing on workplaces that are not officially registered.
Burmese nationals left near a deserted shrimp farm by job recruiters who promised to return and take them to Malaysia.
Burmese migrants in Thailand can now apply for – and pay for – papers to allow them to travel freely around the kingdom.
An accommodation zone for migrant workers in Thailand, a government project piloted in Samut Sakhon and Ranong, has received positive feedback from Burmese workers who now find themselves in better and more affordable living conditions.