Workers flee Thailand
BANGKOK: Tens of thousands of migrant workers, most of them from Myanmar, have fled from Thailand since new labour regulations were adopted by the military government recently.
Industry groups said the exodus was already hitting some companies, which depend on migrants from Thailand’s poorer neighbours for manual labour for everything from construction to the multi-billion dollar seafood industry.
Thailand has more than 3 million migrant workers, the International Organisation for Migration says, but rights groups put the figure higher. Reuters