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More time needed to verify migrant workers’ nationalities

Posted by pakin On January - 3 - 2018

Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo sought Cabinet approval on Wednesday to extend by three months a March 31 deadline for verifying the nationalities of the 900,000 foreign migrant labourers in Thailand.

Adul said he would personally inspect the verification process to ensure it was being handled smoothly and fast, but he noted that the ministry still needed more equipment, such as retina-scanning devices.

Enforcement of a new law governing the management of migrant workers, which stipulates tough penalties for their illegal employment, is to begin once the verification process is completed.

The law would see employers of illegal migrants fined Bt400,000-Bt800,000 for every labourer hired.


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