Thailand's Government will delay the enforcement of a new labour law (Source: bangkokpost.com)
 
Bangkok (VNA) - Thailand's Government announced on July 1 that it will delay the enforcement of a new labour law after thousands of migrant workers fled to neighbouring countries, including Myanmar and Cambodia, this week.

In the Samut Sakhon seafood processing hub, around 500 Myanmar labourers have been returning home daily during the past week. A police chief in Myanmar's Karen state said around 6,000 migrant workers had returned home from Thailand since June 29.

Meanwhile, on the Cambodian border, the number of migrants coming back home has been increasing daily since the new law came to into effect. Since June 28, nearly 2,000 workers have travelled to Cambodia through the Poipet checkpoint.

In that context, the Thai Government said it would suspend parts of the new foreign labour law, which came into effect on 23 June, for 120 days to allow employers and their employees to seek suitable job solutions. 

During this window, there will be no arrests or crackdown on illegal workers except for those who violate human trafficking laws, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said.-VNA