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Stealing Thai jobs, illegal working: Thousands deported, millions in fines paid

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Manager reported on the first phase of a crackdown on illegal migrants that started in July of last year. 

More than 5,000 migrants from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar have been deported with hundreds more being sent home for stealing jobs reserved exclusively for Thais. 

Around 28 million baht in fines have been paid. 

Stealing Thai jobs, illegal working: Thousands deported, millions in fines paid | News by Samui Times

Gen Adul “Big Oo” Sangsingkeo, chief at the Ministry of Labour was giving figures based on the crackdown from the start of last July to February 25th this year. 

Employers in 13,904 places had been checked with 906 cases of wrongdoing uncovered. These had resulted in 8.3 million baht in fines.

Around a quarter of a million migrants had been checked resulting in 5,129 prosecutions and 5,012 deportations and 16.8 million baht in fines being levied. 

Regarding workers taking Thai jobs 2,538 people had been checked out resulting in 702 prosecutions and 649 deportations and 2.8 million baht in fines. 

Jobs reserved for Thais that the migrants were found to be taking included selling goods, moving around from place to place selling items and acting as guides. 

Thai Visa / Manager Online

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