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Job Seekers Found Dead, 23 Abandoned after Truck Crash

Three Myanmar job seekers have been found dead among 26 migrants abandoned in central Thailand after the truck transporting them crashed on Saturday. Police and...

Over 300,000 Migrant Children Facing Added Risks in Thailand

A Migrant Working Group coordinator reports that over 300,000 children of migrant workers in Thailand are in dire need of education, mental health and...

Illegal Workers, Smugglers and Employers to Face Tough Penalties

Thailand's Immigration Bureau has said it will take tough action against illegal workers, smugglers and employers who employ illegals as new COVID-19 cases have...

Thailand Crackdowns on Illegal Foreign Workers Jumping its Borders

As Thailand struggles to contain the resent outbreak of the UK variant of Covid-19 authorities are cracking down on illegal foreign workers and employers...

Police Crackdown Nets 29 Suspected Smugglers of Migrant Workers

A police crackdown on the smuggling of illegal migrants has netted nearly 400 migrant workers and 29 suspected smugglers. The police crackdown was triggered...

Human Traffickers Turn to Smaller Vehicles for Migrant Smuggling

Border security officials report human traffickers have turned to smaller vehicles to smuggle migrants into Thailand. Three Thais driving separate vehicles were arrested and...

33 Police Officers and State Officials Implicated in Labour Smuggling

Thailand's Deputy National Police Chief  has said authorities will investigate 33 police officers and state officials suspected of negligence, and aiding and abetting illegal...

Migrant Workers from Myanmar Arrested for Violating Travel Ban

Two Myanmar migrant workers were arrested for violating a travel ban on migrant workers, to stem the spread of Covid-19. They were detained about...

Anti-Myanmar Hate Speech Flares Online Over Migrants Workers

The outbreak of covid-19, a seafood market near Bangkok, has prompted a flare-up of such online hate speech against migrant workers. "Wherever you see...

Prime Minister Orders Probe into Officials Involved in Human Smuggling

Thailand's Prime Minister has ordered an investigation into government officials involved in human smuggling of illegal migrants. The smuggling of migrant workers has been...

Migrant Workers Locked Up after Being Dumped by Inhumane Employers

Human rights groups report that migrant workers are being locked and caged after being abandoned by inhumane employers. The human rights groups, are calling...

Government Officials Responsible for Smuggling in Migrant Workers

Thailand's Prime Minister has told a press briefing that police are closing in on government officials implicated in human smuggling of illegal migrant workers. Gen....

Province in Central Thailand in Lockdown After Surge in Covid-19 Cases

Health officials  have put the city of Samut Sakhon under lockdown with a curfew following a surge of more than 500 Covid-19 cases. The...

Thailand’s Covid Restrictions Leave 700,000 Migrant Workers Jobless

The Migrant Working Group (MWG) has reported hardships facing an estimated 700,000 migrant workers who have lost their jobs during the Covid-19 crisis in...

300 Migrant Workers Duped Out of Bt7Million by Fraudulent Visa Service

A 45-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with cheating hundreds of Migrant workers out of about 7 million baht with fraudulent visa services. Police...

Death Sentences of Myanmar Migrant Workers Commuted to Life in Prison

The death sentences for the two migrant workers from Myanmar for murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao have had their sentences commuted...

Migrant Workers Report Being Abused at Tesco-Lotus Stores in Thailand

British Grocery chain giant Tesco has found abuses against migrant workers at its Tesco-lotus stores and distribution centres in Thailand and Malaysia. Tesco based...

Migrant Workers Let Through ‘Closed’ Checkpoints Due to Riot Fears

The Thai government's temporary ban on cross-border travel between Thailand and neighbouring countries has failed due to floods of migrant workers. Thailand was forced...

Migrant Workers Flee Thailand for their Home Countries

Migrant workers were being allowed to leave Thailand on Monday, even though all border checkpoints were ordered closed on Sunday. Lao and Vietnamese migrant...

Thailand Offers Free DNA Tests to Identify Deceased Migrants

Department of Special Investigation, said the government was prepared to do DNA tests on members of migrant families who believe their relative had died in Thailand.

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