Many migrants are in Thailand for work and are undocumented

The reasons behind migration to Thailand are mainly for employment (92%) and fleeing violence and other purposes such as education and food security (8%), according The International Organisation for Migration’s…

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Five migrant workers injured in building collapse in Bangkok’s Rama 9 area

Five Cambodian nationals were injured when a building, which was under construction in Bangkok’s Rama 9 area, caved in this afternoon (Sunday). Initial reports said that there were about 25…

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Employers warned to extend migrant work permits by Monday deadline

Companies who employ workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos have until tomorrow (Monday) to extend their work permits through the electronic system or at employment service offices of the…

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Man held for questioning after undocumented migrant workers die in road accident

Police in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat are holding a Thai man for questioning, to try to establish his connection with a human trafficking gang responsible for smuggling…

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This photo shows Myanmar migrant and Thai workers preparing a fishing boat in the Thai coastal province of Samut Sakhon. / AFP

People from 4 neighbouring countries can work in Thailand until early 2025

The Thai cabinet has decided to extend the stay in Thailand of migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, the Lao PDR and Vietnam until February 13th, 2025, to address labour shortages…

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This photo taken on September 20, 2018 shows Myanmar migrant workers preparing a fishing boat in the Thai coastal province of Samut Sakhon. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Applause for allowing migrant workers to stay on in Thailand

This week, the Thai cabinet made a commendable decision to allow legal migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and the Lao PDR, who have been working in Thailand for four years,…

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This handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken in late April 2021 and released on May 3, 2021 shows military personnel detaining illegal immigrants in an undisclosed location near the border areas between Thailand and neighbouring countries

Influx of illegal immigrants to Thailand prompts COVID concerns

Thai authorities have been asked to increase field checks on factories and businesses, to make sure that they hire properly registered and fully vaccinated migrant workers from neighbouring countries, to…

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Injured and dead migrant workers dumped in Thai rubber plantation after accident

Police, local officials and rescue workers rushed to a rubber plantation, in Na Bo Kham sub-district of Thailand’s Kamphaeng Phet province this morning (Saturday), after they were alerted by villagers…

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Health minister says all migrant restaurant workers will be vaccinated

Foreign migrant workers employed in the food and beverage (F&B) service sector in Thailand, who are not covered by the social security scheme, will be vaccinated. The Public Health and…

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Myanmar migrant workers register for testing at a Covid-19 coronavirus mobile testing clinic in Pathum Thani province on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Quarantine camp for COVID-19 infected migrant workers in Bangkok proposed

The advisory committee of Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has recommended that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) set up a special camp for the quarantine of COVID-19 infected…

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Myanmar workers left stranded in Kamphaengphet province

Kamphaengphet local police reported that nine Myanmar workers were abandoned on the side of a road in Muang Kamphaengphet district by their employer yesterday. The police had to communicate with…

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Migrant workers stand in lines to get COVID-19 tests in Samut Sakhon

CCSA spokesman urges sympathy for migrant workers

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has called for understanding and sympathy for Myanmar migrant workers who are being affected by a new surge of the Covid-19 pandemic. “They…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Six new COVID-19 cases are recorded in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand today has recorded six new COVID-19 cases, all among arrivals from abroad who are in state quarantine.   According to the CCSA, the six new infections include a Thai…

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FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing protective suits pick up an illegal immigrant from an apartment under enhanced lockdown, during the movement control order due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia rounding up migrants to contain coronavirus spread, police say

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the country’s police chief said late on Friday, after…

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