Thailand awaits US verdict on its treatment of refugees
June 17, 2014 00:00
Thailand is still waiting to hear if the United States intends to downgrade or praise the nation for its human trafficking record.
Officials said a Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report to be released late this week showed improvement in law enforcement and progress in the Kingdom on the treatment of refugees.
Thailand is currently listed on a Tier 2 Watch List of the TIP report for the past four years meaning it risks a downgrade for its human trafficking practices, notably involving the Rohingya boat people in the year gone by.