Six migrant workers from Burma were killed when a double-decker bus they were travelling in crashed into a ditch in Thailand, the second fatal accident in as many weeks involving migrants.
Surachai told DVB that migrant fishermen are frequently threatened by Thai authorities and bosses if they raise their concerns.
Migrant workers from Burma who accused a Thai chicken farm of a litany of abuses went on trial for defamation on Wednesday in a landmark case between workers and an employer.
Some migrant workers in Singapore have taken to poetry to write about their daily struggles in an annual contest that aims to break down barriers with Singaporean society by showcasing their literary talents.
The World Bank is urging ASEAN member countries to ease labour restrictions so migrant workers can earn money overseas to boost welfare and deepen economic integration.
Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reacted to the crisis, attempting to loosen the harsh law that spurred the exodus.