BANGKOK, 11 June 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has set up a sub-committee to oversee foreign labor in the kingdom on June 10th.
According to the NCPO’s 60th announcement issued last night, the sub-committee will comprise Chiefs of Staff from all armed forces and heads of related agencies including the Department of Special Investigation, the Department Of Provincial Administration, and the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare.
The sub-committee will revise existing policies to tackle issues relating to foreign migrant workers, map out new measures, and carry out duties specified by the NCPO. The committee can also revise its policies to be in line with the new government.
Thailand has an estimated 2.5 million migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar. The kingdom has recently allowed the registration of foreign workers to ensure fair working conditions for those from Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia.