Migrant workers sort fish and seafood in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand. Photo: Reuters

Thailand says it is trying to protect migrant workers. So why are they all so worried?

A drive by the country’s junta to improve conditions for its migrant population sows fear – while activists say the new law does not go far enough

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Migrant workers sort fish and seafood in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand. Photo: Reuters
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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.