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200,000 migrant workers register in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 128 days ago Thailand
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The Ministry of Labour yesterday released data to show how many illegal migrant workers residing in Thailand have taken the first step to register with authorities there in order to gain all their proper paperwork.


According to a statement from the ministry’s Committee for Legalising Cambodian Workers Residing and Working in Thailand, the Thai Labour Ministry registered 195,627 employees through their employers, while another 8,105 workers registered on their own from July 24 to August 7.


“The number of 203,732 illegal Cambodian workers is lower than expected by the Thais, who in 2016 said there were more than 300,000 illegal Cambodian workers working in Thailand,” the statement said.