Around 300 Myanmar migrants were arrested in Mae Sot last week as part of a mass crackdown on undocumented laborers, according to local workers’ assistance organizations. On June 1 and 2 officials from the Tak Province Joint Special Police conducted raids on garment factories, construction sites and other work sites in Mae Sot. U Moe.. read more →

Burmese migrants charged with defamation after alleging labour abuses in Thailand’s multimillion-pound poultry export industry. A worker tends to chickens at a poultry farm in Thailand. Photograph: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters A group of Burmese migrants will appear before a Thai court on Wednesday charged with defamation after complaining of labour abuses in Thailand’s multimillion-pound poultry export.. read more →

ASEAN and South Asia are building infrastructure at an unprecedented rate. Anyone who travels the capital cities of this region knows it for a fact. Roads, railroads, bridges, ports and metros. All this construction is transforming the city centres and areas of economic activity, and the lives of 2.4 billion people. It is also connecting.. read more →

Cambodia: Confusion around the lift of the domestic workers ban in Malaysia Almost six years after Cambodian maids were banned from working in Malaysia, the Labour Ministry said it was finalising a long-delayed plan to lift the restriction. Some parts of the deal were still under discussion at that time. Despite the ban, Cambodians continue going to.. read more →

BANGKOK, 1st June 2017 (NNT) – As many as 14 million low-income earners have registered with the Ministry of Finance in a social welfare program designed to improve their lives. Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said today the profiles of those registering with the program would be submitted to the Ministry of the Interior for verification… read more →