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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Migrant workers lured by lies to hard life aboard Thai fishing boats

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Migrant workers lured by lies to a hard life at sea Some workers are forced onto Thai fishing boats by their families, others by unscrupulous employment brokers. Nearly half the workers make less than US$160 a month in exchange for back-breaking labour. Some might not see any money at all. And their employers get away with it, because Thailand ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai building collapse leaves 10 workers dead, 17 injured

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 08:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... have warned about lax safety standards and low wages at Thai construction sites, especially for migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, who are often paid below the country’s minimum ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok At least 10 workers died and 17 others were injured when a large concrete beam collapsed on Tuesday at a construction site just outside Bangkok, police ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand finds 13 dead suspected Myanmar migrants

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 07:08pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... about 30 people. Survivors would be unlikely to contact Thai authorities for fear of the legal consequences of trying to enter the country illegally, he said. It is common for migrant workers ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai police say the bodies of 13 people believed to be migrants from Myanmar seeking work have been found off southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea coast. Lieutenant ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Seven die, 19 injured after war-time bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap shop

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Wartime bomb explodes in scrap shop Workers at a scrap shop in Thailand's capital yesterday accidentally detonated a large bomb believed to have been dropped during the second world war, killing at least seven people and injuring 19 others, police said. Police bomb squad chief Kamthorn Auicharoen said construction workers had found the bomb ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai officers cleared of killing in Saudi ‘blue diamond’ affair

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:22pm by AP

    ... A Thai worker at the palace was subsequently arrested and jailed for the theft after returning to Thailand. Some of the gems were recovered and returned by Thai police. But some of the gems sent ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    At least 30 killed as bus plunges into ravine in northern Thailand

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... government workers for a field trip to Laos. Of the dead, 21 were women, said Suriya Prasartbandid, the provincial governor. A child was among the 22 others injured. "The bus was totally ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand told by Human Rights Watch to probe navy over trafficking claim

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:08pm

    ... to investigate the navy’s alleged role in the trafficking of desperate migrants from Myanmar instead of charging journalists for reporting on the subject. Thailand’s navy filed criminal defamation ... has not been charged with any violations. “The Thai navy’s heavy-handed response to news reports of mistreatment of migrants shows a startling disregard for rights abuses,” said Brad Adams, ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Six wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest site

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:34pm by AP

    ... because the intensity of the blast was neither very serious nor life-threatening Saemdin Lertbutr, protest faction leader Two of the workers were seriously injured and hospitalised, Erawan ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN agency warns of ‘serious abuses’ on Thai fishing boats

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... been created for the Thai seafood industry,” the report said. “When coupled with the increased vulnerability of undocumented migrant workers to forced labour, an enabling environment ... to respond to reports of fishermen forced to work as virtual slaves under brutal conditions. “This study does find serious abuses within the sector. The vast majority of workers were in irregular ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - THAILAND

    Hong Kong man dies, co-worker injured, in Thai ferry accident

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 01:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Pattaya

    ... Agence France-Presse and Lai Ying-kit Forty-eight-old Hong Kong man dies, 28-year-old co-worker injured The tragedy raised new questions about safety standards in the kingdom, which drew a record 22 million tourists last year but is struggling to shake off a reputation for lax regulation. Three Thais, one person from Hong Kong, and two other unidentified foreigners were among ...




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