Death of migrant workers trigger humanrights issue
April 25, 2012 00:00 2,864 Viewed
Myanmar labour leader Mojo, who is based in Tak province, said he was very concerned about the death of two illegal migrant workers who died while being deported back to their country.
The workers Mong Zo and Meela suffocated to death because the truck they were in was far too crowded and was travelling a very long distance from Songkhla to Tak.
Mojo said the Myanmar labour union was very upset about the deaths and wanted Thai authorities to take responsibility even though the victims were illegal migrants. He added that this was a humanrights violation and that he would take the case to the United Nation’s International Labour Organisation and the Thai humanrights commission.