Informal migration for labor

Foreign workers in country

Fears for 'stateless' Myanmar workers in Thailand as deadline looms

Thousands of Muslim migrant workers from Myanmar risk being fined and deported from Thailand after June 30, under a new law that campaigners say may increase abuse and trafficking. Under Thai regulations issued last year, migrant workers have until Saturday to register, using a Certificate ...

Cambodia and Thailand look to legalise migrants

The Cambodian labour minister met the Thai ambassador on Tuesday to discuss legalising undocumented Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand, as the deadline approaches for migrants in the neighbouring kingdom to be registered. Keep reading ...

Better Migration Systems Can Propel Thailand to Grow Faster

Thailand can strengthen its migration policies and systems to support sustained, innovation-driven growth, under its Thailand 4.0 strategy, experts concluded at a presentation of the recent World Bank report, Migrating to Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers to Labor Mobility in Southeast Asia today in Bangkok. Keep reading ...

World Bank report urges Thailand to revisit migrant worker policies to pursue 4.0 growth strategy

THAILAND is home to more than 55 per cent of the region’s migrant workers but if the country could back it up with proper policies, it could contribute to economic growth under the much-talked-about Thailand 4.0 strategy, according to a World Bank report. []Migrant workers in ...

Thailand tells illegal workers to leave

Thailand’s Labour Ministry has warned that all migrant workers who missed the March 31 deadline to register must return to their home countries, according to a Myanmar embassy official, who expressed concern that thousands of Myanmar workers might be affected by the order. Keep reading ...

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Inequality, Migration, & Industry 4.0 Challenge GMS Prosperity

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have made stunning progress over the past quarter century. Once plagued by poverty, they are now economic success stories. The GMS Economic Cooperation Program (GECP) has contributed significantly to this transformation. Since it was established in 1992 as a ...

AEC News Reporter

Four one-stop service centres set up to process migrant workers who registered

A total of 300,072 migrant workers have successfully made it through the nationality verification process to register to work in Thailand and must now move on to getting visas, work permits and health checks. Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Labor Migration as Complementary Pathways for Refugees in the Asia-Pacific

This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for migrant smugglers. Keep reading ...

Jay Song

Six Myanmar migrant workers killed in Thailand bus crash

Six migrant workers from Myanmar were killed when a double-decker bus they were traveling in crashed into a ditch in Thailand, the second fatal accident in as many weeks involving migrants. Keep reading ...

Reuters Staff

Migrant workers must return to Thailand in set timeframe

Myanmar migrant workers need to return to Thailand before the date set by the Thai government in relation to the Thingyan holiday period, sources said. The Thai government gave free entry permits to migrant workers, including those from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, during the Thingyan ...

Ko Shwe Thein

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