Once again, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government has affirmed its commitment to combatting human trafficking and slave labour.
During a meeting with officials tackling human trafficking, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon yesterday ordered the team to provide more explanations to the US government in a last-ditch effort to improve the country’s ranking in the TIP report in which Thailand was most recently stuck in Tier 2 — meaning the country had failed to comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) 2000. The report is due to be released anytime now.
It’s also reported that Gen Prawit, who has steered the government’s effort to solve the problem, was alerted that reports from the Seafood Working Group contained different information from that held by some state agencies.
During the meeting, the deputy prime minister urged closer coordination between the government agencies and activists.
Gen Prawit’s stance…