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More than 6,000 foreigners prosecuted for taking Thai jobs and illegal working in the last year

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More than 6,000 foreigners prosecuted for taking Thai jobs and illegal working in the last year

 

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The head of the Thai Department of Employment has said that more than 6,000 foreigners have been working illegally and taking jobs reserved for Thais in the last 12 months. 

 

Nearly one and a half thousand employers have been fined for employing them.

 

Some 41 million baht has been collected in fines. 

 

The crackdown over the last year mainly involves migrant workers from neighboring countries though more than 300 came from further afield. 

 

Bangkok - especially the Huay Kwang and Sukhumvit areas - were targeted along with many provinces where migrant labor is high. 

 

Petcharat Sin-uay said that these included Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani, Phuket, Surat Thai, Songkhla and Chiang Mai in particular. 

 

Illegal migrants were particularly selling food and drink on the streets and items in shops - jobs reserved exclusively for Thai nationals. 

 

Some 6,647 people were fined for not having work permits or working in restricted jobs from July 1st 2018 to June 18th of this year. 

 

In all the DoE investigated 417,546 cases. 

 

Some 1,420 employers were busted and fines totaled 41 million baht over the last year were collected from both employers and employees. 

 

Top of the list for breaking the law were people from Myanmar with 4,250 cases followed by Cambodia 1,050, Laos 665 and Vietnam 349. 

 

The remainder came from other countries unspecified in the Spring News story. 

 

Source: Spring News

 

 

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And are they currently still working in Thailand in similar jobs or not? 

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Like in CM for so many years now, the Thai yai were infiltrating by buying their own carts and then selling at the food vendor stalls at night. Thye actually took some serious business away from the Thai, but no one cared. To name a few stalls they were like selling pork and rice with broth with egg, or little barbequed surimi, or pork things, and then if you went to some day markets, they actually had rented stalls and were selling food. If it was any white or different foreign person, we would have been racked up a long time ago.

 

Which brings to mind. In BKK around China town area, there was an older white foreigner making som tum on the street from his cart. Wonder what happened to him? He was actually on the news as a fun thing as made ok som tum.

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Their neighbours are coming in illegal and doing those jobs.if caught you see them on those buses or cages leaving Thailand to come back later.being going on for years this type of trade.i know one from Burma who has being in Chiangmai for years but she keeps a low profile about this subject and does not want talk about it


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4 minutes ago, OutofSiam said:

That's because Germany doesn't want the migrants to work for money; they just give it to them.

Given that the future will include a guaranteed income for all, independent of work, I'm not sure why you're complaining

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1 hour ago, GeorgeCross said:

so while the workers get deported the employers just get a fine..

 

amazes me how a system like this developed in the first place 

 

 

 

it's hope that they can potentially get fined again in future

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They'd find 6000 in a single night in Pattaya, touting suits and other junk, carving kebabs and running restaurants.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Illegal migrants were particularly selling food and drink on the streets and items in shops - jobs reserved exclusively for Thai nationals.

Yes, reserved for the selfish food carts that use and abuse public property for tax-free income.  Some of these guys make a lot of money!

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