Thais warned they cannot work in Malaysia without a permit after 50 arrests
The Labor Department has warned the Thai people that they cannot work in Malaysia without a work permit.
The directive comes after 50 Thai people were arrested for selling food and other goods at a fair organized in the state of Malacca.
Most of the workers were hired rather than the organizers of food stall.
They had come from the south of Thailand to serve food and sell products at the “Thai Festival” organized in the parking lot of a shopping centre.
Those arrested face fines of 1000 ringgit (about 8,000 baht) or even a six month jail term for illegal working.
The Labor Department advised all Thais thinking of doing any kind of work in Malaysia or other countries in ASEAN to get the relevant documentation.