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Confusion as condo owners told they must have a work permit to rent out units

Confusion as condo owners told they must have a work permit to rent out units

Just over a week after condo owners were told they face jail and hefty fines if they rent out their units for less than 30 days, one condominium in Phuket…

Seven diving instructors arrested for working illegally off Phuket

Seven diving instructors arrested for working illegally off Phuket

Seven Phuket based diving instructors, six Chinese and one Swede, were arrested for working illegally at Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Lay on New Year’s Eve, (Dec 31) because it…

Officials to slash number of foreign English teachers

Officials to slash number of foreign English teachers

Although Thailand ranked at the very bottom of the English Proficiency Index by EF, the government’s next move is to cut back on hiring foreign English teachers and have Thais…

17 foreign ‘English teachers’ arrested in Chiang Mai for working illegally

17 foreign ‘English teachers’ arrested in Chiang Mai for working illegally

Seventeen foreigners have been arrested for working illegally following a raid on a condominium in Chiang Mai. The raid, which took place at 12.30am on Friday found 17 Westerners of…

Workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos have health checks in Samui Hospital

Workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos have health checks in Samui Hospital

On July 3 Journalists reported that the Nathon hospital in Samui opened its doors to dozens of migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos for the medical examinations required for…

Phuket employment officials, police, brief dive industry

Phuket employment officials, police, brief dive industry

Officials from the Phuket Employment Office (PEO), police and representatives of the dive industry met yesterday (May 22) to clarify the rules regarding foreigners working in the industry. At the…

Foreign Dive instructors prohibited from helping customers carry dive equipment according to Thai law

Foreign Dive instructors prohibited from helping customers carry dive equipment according to Thai law

During an inspection led by Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut in Patong, foreign  dive instructors job descriptions were clarified as the Public sector Anti Corruptoin Commission investigates allegations that the police…

Checks begin on foreigners working in Phuket dive industry

Checks begin on foreigners working in Phuket dive industry

 A senior official in the Foreign Labour section of the Phuket Employment Office has confirmed that officers will tomorrow (April 3) begin checking work permits of all those foreigners working…

Questions over crackdown on Phuket dive industry as foreigners arrested over permits

Questions over crackdown on Phuket dive industry as foreigners arrested over permits

The officers, in plain clothes, have been arresting any foreigner found running or working for a dive company and threatening them with charges of contravening the terms of their work…