Track­ing for­eign­ers

Southeast Asia Globe - - Panorama -

Thai­land is de­vel­op­ing a data­base that of­fi­cials hope to use to track for­eign visi­tors, in­clud­ing in­vestors, mi­grant work­ers and tourists, from the mo­ment they step foot in the coun­try to when they leave in an at­tempt to fight hu­man traf­fick­ing and other crimes. The plan calls for pass­port scan­ners and fin­ger­print readers to be in­stalled at im­mi­gra­tion check­points, and for ho­tels, guest­houses and other ac­com­mo­da­tions to keep records of visi­tors and re­port their move­ments to po­lice sta­tions or im­mi­gra­tion of­fices. “The sin­gle plat­form data­base would help pre­vent crimes by for­eign­ers, such as call­cen­tre scams and those re­lated to un­der­world ac­tiv­i­ties,” said a govern­ment of­fi­cial.

Thai­land's De­fence Min­istry has a plan to track for­eign visi­tors in an

ef­fort to fight crime

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