“Based on our findings in various regions of Thailand, many Burmese migrants are unable to access the healthcare and welfare benefits to which they’re entitled or receive the official minimum wage of 300 baht (US$10) per day.”
Thailand’s businesses and its government must do more to protect the rights of vulnerable people abroad, analysts and activists said, after a landmark case filed by Cambodian farmers in a Bangkok court against a Thai sugar firm.
The biggest US force in years joined an annual military exercise in Thailand on Tuesday despite controversy over the Thai junta’s invitation to neighbouring Burma’s army, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he needed a little more time in office to prepare the country for a general election, just days after his deputy said a vote planned for this year could be delayed.
Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms, and now, they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: US President Donald Trump’s “fake news” mantra.
Thailand is preparing to receive people fleeing fighting in Burma and send them back “when they are ready,” the Thai prime minister said on Tuesday, following a series of attacks by Muslim insurgents on Burmese security forces last week.
A judge handing down verdicts in Thailand’s biggest human trafficking trial on Wednesday had announced 21 guilty verdicts by mid-morning from 103 defendants, with judgments expected to last late into the day.
Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government’s ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.
Burma’s upper house speaker Khin Aung Myint urged Thai PM Prayuth to help ensure the trial is concluded according to law, and said that many Burmese are seriously concerned about the fate of the two suspects.
Following mixed messages from Thai PM Prayuth over allowing British police access to the investigation, Thai police chief says UK may observe only, but may request ‘additional investigations’ into any specific points.