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Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI) drops to lowest level in five months

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The Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI) in March fell to 101.6, the lowest level in past five months since October 2009, said Santi Vilassakdanont, advisory chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

It dropped for the second consecutive month from 114.5 in February, resulting from decreasing number of orders, sales volumes, production volumes, and operating turnover.

Concerns over political situation, which may turn to violent, caused consumers to slow down their spending, said Mr Santi.

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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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