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  • Writer: Amy Sawitta Lefevre/Reuters
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SAMUT PRAKAN — Lek Numthong, who supplies foreign labourers for construction sites on the fringes of Bangkok, normally has a truckload of workers eager to make a day's wage. But his pick-up has been all but empty for a week. 

Migrant construction labourers work at a building site in Bangkok on June 18, 2014. (Reuters photo)

Only two Myanmar workers are sitting in the back.

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