Government satisfied with human trafficking eradication effort


BANGKOK – The government has indicated satisfaction with the work of its officials to stem human trafficking and is preparing to submit a second report on the matter to the United States in April. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has chaired a meeting of the Human Trafficking Prevention and Eradication Commission, which was also attended by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Ministry of Justice and various security agencies.

Gen Prawit used the opportunity to laud the achievements of relevant agents in dealing with human trafficking, noting that their work has been concrete and has shown clear progress. He bid all officials continue to adhere to the law in dealing with the issue as the government prepares to submit a second report on its human trafficking situation to the United States in April after its first report was handed in last year.

He especially encouraged agents to prosecute any state officials found to be involved in the illicit activity and to ensure human trafficking is eradicated from Thailand. He assured that the state would assist those impacted by human trafficking in line with the principles of human rights.