Thailand ramps up fight against forced labour with stricter law

Thailand, which has come under scrutiny for slavery and trafficking in its seafood industry, has added "forced labour or service" as an offence in its anti-human trafficking law.

Bangkok- Thailand will use a newly amended law to crack down on forced labour with hefty fines and prison time, a move analysts said could help curb exploitative practices against migrant workers.

The Southeast Asian nation, which has come under scrutiny for slavery and trafficking in its seafood industry, has added “forced labour or service” as an offence in its anti-human trafficking law, according to a notification on Sunday.

Anyone found guilty can be jailed for four years and fined 400,000 Thai baht ($12,516), with more severe penalties if a victim is harmed.

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