|Myanmar migrant workers restore wooden fishing boats in a large shipyard in Ranong, Thailand, October 26, 2014. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA|
The Thai cabinet has endorsed guidelines for the management of migrant workers, agreeing to allow those who complete the nationality verification process by this month to work for another two years after their work permits expire in March next year, according to the Bangkok Post on March 5.
|Myanmar Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham (C) meets with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (R) at the government guest house in Bangkok on February 25, 2015. Photo: President's Office|
Myanmar Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and an accompanying delegation have just finished a diplomatic visit to Thailand where he discussed cooperation between the two countries, according to Myawady on February 26.
|The Thai government says it is working to crack down on abuses involving migrant workers. Myanmar migrant workers sorting fish at the fishing port in Ranong, bordering Myanmar, southern Thailand, October 24, 2014. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA|
The Thai government has cranked up its drive against human trafficking by setting deadlines for action and reports, according to the Bangkok Post on January 13.
A 'chaotic' year for migrant workers in Thailand
For Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, 2014 was another year of precarious status due mainly to achaotic and complicated naturalisation scheme.