Scand Asia: Opinion “Is Thailand Facing Another Migrant Exodus?”

Mr. Daniel Lindgren, founder of Rapid Asia, provides some insight in light of the proposed Royal Ordinance, under the topic “Is Thailand Facing Another Migrant Exodus?”

Thailand has some 3–4 million migrant workers that fill the gap for much needed low-skilled labor and companies in several sectors are dependent on these workers. However, a recent Royal Ordinance issued on June 23, 2017, has sparked concerns among employers. Although the proposed penalties under the Royal Ordinance have been postponed an initial exodus of migrant workers has been observed and many fear it could escalate. Why would this happen and what is the potential solution?

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