The Thai Supreme Court issues another arrest warrant for fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in the case in which he is accused of malfeasance over the Export-Import Bank of Thailand’s 4 billion baht ($120 million) loan to Burma that favoured his family business.
Thousands of Muslim migrant workers from Burma risk being fined and deported from Thailand after June 30, under a new law that campaigners say may increase abuse and trafficking.
Over 90 refugees from Burma on Monday returned home from Thailand as part of an official repatriation agreement between the Thai and Burmese governments.
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.
A boat with Rohingya refugees restocked with essential supplies at an island in southern Thailand on Sunday, authorities said, amid signs that overcrowding in Bangladeshi camps could prompt many others to make similarly perilous sea crossings.
Thailand’s fishing industry has long been dogged by allegations of abuses. The country is under further international scrutiny this week as a team of UN experts undertake their first visit to examine human rights in a wide range of businesses in Thailand, including the fishing and seafood sectors.