A top European Union official criticises a Thai court ruling that found the British rights activist guilty of criminal defamation for alleging labour abuses.
Thailand moves to enforce restrictions on the kinds of jobs foreigners can do as more Thais come to view migrants as competitors in a weak economy.
Nearly 3,000 migrants — more than half of them from Burma — have been arrested in Thailand in less than a year for working in the country illegally.
A group of Burmese workers is suing their former employer, a poultry farm in Thailand, for $1.33 million in compensation for alleged abuses.
Thailand’s Labour Ministry agrees to allow Thai companies to hire Burmese and other foreign nationals to work as language coordinators to help with migrant staff.
Migrant workers from Burma eagerly await the visit of their democratic icon and national hero Aung San Suu Kyi in the Thai coastal fishery centre of Mahachai.