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Illegal foreign workers: Thais urged to call the "Rat Line" on 1506

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Illegal foreign workers: Thais urged to call the "Rat Line" on 1506

 

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Caption: Not all arrested. Foreigners taking our jobs

 

Thais have once again been urged to rat on foreigners stealing their jobs.

 

The director of the Department of Employment Petcharat Sin-uay gave details of arrests and deportations of hundreds of workers sent home for doing jobs reserved for Thais in Bangkok. 

 

They included hairdressers, security guards, motorcycle taxi riders and massage staff.

 

Most were hawkers and street stall workers selling food such as fruit and flowers. 

 

She said that Thais could contact the Department of Employment or call their special hotline on 1506 extension 2 to report people working illegally. 

 

Petcharat was giving figures based on the period of October 1st 2018 to May 7th 2019. 

 

In this period the department had proceeded to investigate 1,229 cases involving 701 hawkers, 501 street stalls, and 27 security guards, motorcycle taxi riders, massage staff and salon workers. 

 

Some 378 people had been prosecuted. Of these 126 were from Myanmar, 98 Vietnam, Laos 63, Cambodia 51, India 34, China 2 and four others. 

 

Some 211 people had been deported and 1,055,000 in fines collected. 

 

She said that people taking jobs reserved for Thais could be fined 5,000 to 50,000 baht. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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They'll be coming out of the woodwork for a slice of this!

 

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Does this also apply to unscrupulous Thai companies who employ cheap foreign labour by the waggonload for a month & arrange for them to get caught just before payday?

Nope! Or the scammers hawkers acting illegally and pitched on public sidewalks .. that are not foreigners


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So the term foreigners is too broad. What about using the word ASIANS. I mean seriously. Look at the stats..

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36 minutes ago, evadgib said:

Does this also apply to unscrupulous Thai companies who employ cheap foreign labour by the waggonload for a month & who often seem to get caught just before payday?

That used to happen a lot on the construction sites in Phuket

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Coming soon '''Cash to Rat'' hotline...

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Should raise construction and hotel costs a alot, as thais want way more money for that work than cambodians and co.

Resulting in less tourism and costing them money in the end.

 

 

My popcorn is ready.

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Sad commentary on Thailand's ability to enforce its laws and regulations if it has to resort to gestapo like moves.

 

 

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Denunciation is the national sport in Thailand ;

and not only against farang ..

They denounce each other too;
today my son-in-law is at Sawang police station to try to understand why one of his comrades was imprisoned while he was watching with other friends a boxing match on TV.

I told him there was definitely a history of illegal betting underneath and a betted fool.

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