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The business sector ask reds to leave shopping area

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The business sector on Monday called on anti-government protesters to move out of Ratchaprasong intersection, and asked the government and the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to settle their political dispute as soon as possible.

The Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) and the Thai Shopping Centre Association (TSCA) made the call at a press conference.

They asked the protesters to leave Bangkok's prime business and shopping area immediately as many thousands of shops, vendors and employees had already been affected.

The two associations said many families were totally dependent on their daily earnings from their businesses there.

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Human trafficking cases in Thailand hit decade low due to COVID-19

Thailand has pointed to improved efforts to stop trafficking in recent years, under scrutiny from the United States and following criticism of its failure to tackle abuses in its lucrative seafood and textile sectors, as well as the sex trade.

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BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police in Thailand last year launched the lowest number of human trafficking investigations in a decade as coronavirus restrictions on businesses and borders hindered criminal networks, according to a soon-to-be released government report.

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Thai cabinet allows illegal migrant workers to sign up for 2-year work permit

Migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, who are in Thailand illegally, will be able to obtain a 2-year work permit under a special arrangement offered to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Cabinet has approved a special arrangement for illegal migrant workers from neighboring countries, allowing them to register for 2-year legal work status in Thailand, following the case of a new COVID-19 outbreak among the migrant workers’ community.

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Thailand blocks online gambling websites

In the past week, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has asked all internet service providers and mobile carriers to block access to online gambling websites.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Online gambling websites, which are easy to access by children and youth, have become a topic of concern for the Prime Minister, who has ordered strict suppression of these illegal websites.

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