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Officials removed due to alleged link to migrant workers' abuse

THAILAND
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 03:20 (GMT + 9)

Several high-ranking officials, five of whom held top positions in major fishing port Samut Sakhon, have lost their jobs in compliance with the emergency decree because they reportedly failed to protect migrant workers welfare.  This action was taken after a visit by Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a coastal seafood manufacturing hub that has been the subject of allegations of workers' abuse. The junta governing Thailand ensure they are making big efforts to put an end to trafficking and to document migrant workers. They also seek to comply with Western governments’ regulatory demands for its seafood industry, a business long fraught with overfishing and use of slave labour, Anadolu Agency reported. But on the other hand, the junta has asked the media to self-censor its reporting about trafficking and other rights violations, insisting the... FULL STORY

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