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Thailand Retains Mass Appeal for Migrant Workforce

Despite recent adverse media publicity, Thailand is still an attractive destination for migrant workers, claims Dr Poj Aramwattananont, president of Thai Frozen Foods Association.
Despite recent adverse media publicity, Thailand is still an attractive destination for migrant workers, claims Dr Poj Aramwattananont, president of Thai Frozen Foods Association.
 
While they might find employment in their own country hard to come by, migrant workers can find work, whether skilled and unskilled,easily enough in Thailand. This is especially so for workers from neighbouring countries – Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia – who can freely cross the border into Thailand.

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Major drug ring busted, regional cooperation boosted

A combined force from several security services moved against a Thailand-based transnational narcotics ring last week, launching raids on 72 locations in six provinces, seizing millions of dollars and large quantities of drugs. Also, Bangkok is now hosting the ASEAN Narcotics Cooperation Center to help coordinate anti-drug efforts across the Southeast Asian region.
A combined force from several security services moved against a Thailand-based transnational narcotics ring last week, launching raids on 72 locations in six provinces, seizing millions of dollars and large quantities of drugs.

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Thailand will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent

As hundreds of thousands of people marched in the streets of New York to lobby the United Nations to take more serious action on climate change, Thailand announced it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent over the next six years.
As hundreds of thousands of people marched in the streets of New York to lobby the United Nations to take more serious action on climate change, Thailand announced it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent over the next six years. 
 
Details of the Kingdom’s efforts to mitigate global warming will be contained in a new environmental master plan for the country being drafted by the government, a spokesperson said last week.

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Laying the foundation for an Asian Commonwealth

The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India has resulted in a flurry of diplomatic activity in Asia. This despite tension developing between China and Japan on the one hand and China and some Southeast Asian countries on the other hand. The focus has not been limited to one area in particular but can be seen in a wide geographical swathe from South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India has resulted in a flurry of diplomatic activity in Asia. This despite tension developing between China and Japan on the one hand and China and some Southeast Asian countries on the other hand.

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Thailand donates rice supplies to Ebola-affected countries

Thailand’s government has donated more than US$150,000 worth of its prized rice to the World Health Organization to be distributed to people in need in West African countries suffering from outbreaks of the Ebola virus.
Thailand’s government has donated more than US$150,000 worth of its prized rice to the World Health Organization to be distributed to people in need in West African countries suffering from outbreaks of the Ebola virus. 
 
The presentation was made to Dr. Yonas Tegegn, the Country Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) by Minister of Foreign Affairs General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, who is also a deputy prime minister.

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Fight against human trafficking remains Thailand’s national priority

Ensuring that fighting human trafficking will remain a national priority, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha affirmed the Thai government’s policy to prevent and solve the problems of human trafficking, illegal migrants, and abuses against foreign workers, as well as those related to sex tourism, especially those involving children, and beggars. Meanwhile, Thailand’s government is developing a working plan to combat human trafficking and labor rights abuses.
Ensuring that fighting human trafficking will remain a national priority, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha affirmed the Thai government’s policy to prevent and solve the problems of human trafficking, illegal migrants, and abuses against foreign workers, as well as those related to sex tourism, especially those involving children, and beggars.

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Thailand organizes humanitarian mine action training for Myanmar officials

Thailand recently hosted an 8-day training program on humanitarian mine action for Myanmar officials. Jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC), the program was aimed at sharing Thailand’s experiences, enhancing better understanding and capacity building of Myanmar’s personnel, and strengthening bilateral cooperation in mine action-related activities between Thailand and its neighbor.
Thailand recently hosted an 8-day training program on humanitarian mine action for Myanmar officials.

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Police pursue gang preying on migrants as 1 million register

Police in Pattaya broke up an extortion gang last week preying on Vietnamese migrants working in the resort city, arresting two men and pursuing one woman who they say ran the racket, as the government continued to step up efforts to provide both legal and illegal migrants with greater legal and civil protections in the Kingdom.
Police in Pattaya broke up an extortion gang last week preying on Vietnamese migrants working in the resort city, arresting two men and pursuing one woman who they say ran the racket, as the government continued to step up efforts to provide both legal and illegal migrants with greater legal and civil protections in the Kingdom.
 
A key feature of those efforts is the drive to register all migrants living and working in Thailand. Thai officials said last week that more than one million migrants have now registered with the authorities.

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Thailand to offer 5 million baht of rice as aid to West Africa

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is offering to ship rice worth 5 million baht to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is offering to ship rice worth 5 million baht to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak. 
 
The NCPO is extending its assistance through the World Health Organization (WHO) in a bid to provide humanitarian aid to Ebola patients. 
 
WHO representative Dr. Yonas Tegegn has thanked the kingdom for its contributing to provide global aid for West Africa.

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Respected Thai anti-trafficking expert joins UN ceremony

Thailand has been accused by some of failing to fight human trafficking, but when United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon needed someone to represent Asia in the fight against human trafficking, he chose a Thai. In fact, Prof. Saisuree Chutikul of Thailandis the only person the U.N. has appointed twice to its Board of Trustees for the Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking, in recognition of her efforts fighting modern day slavery.

Thailand has been accused by some of failing to fight human trafficking, but when United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon needed someone to represent Asia in the fight against human trafficking, he chose a Thai

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