Thailand’s new government should build on progress over migrant’s rights

Migrant workers in Thailand are pivotal to the country’s economic development. According to the United Nations, approximately 4.9 million migrant workers are in Thailand, making up more than 10% of the country’s workforce.

An estimated 4.3% to 6.6% of Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) can be directly attributed to their work. Most migrants come from relatively poorer countries in the region, especially Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos.

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Zachary Frye