Five senior officials manning provincial centres to register migrant workers have been transferred to inactive posts after investigators alleged they caught them in the act of taking bribes from a human trafficking gang.
The order was issued by Employment Department chief Sumet Mahosot on Tuesday and took immediate effect.
The five officials are C7 and C8-level civil servants, and headed their centres’ unit for approving and issuing work permits for foreign workers. They are Manthacha Surin, Chayachart Chupan, Kosit Kositkarn, Warangkana Warotama, and Yanin Boonmee. They were based at Chiang Rai, Tak, Ranong, Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakorn respectively.
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