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Trafficking laws face review

Tougher penalties sought in TIP wake

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The Anti-Human Trafficking Act and other related laws are being revised in response to Thailand's relegation in the most recent Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. 

Department of Special Investigation (DSI) director-general Chatchawan Suksomjit said amendments to the laws would include stiffer criminal penalties against traffickers as well as "administrative punishments", such as the revocation of operating licences, for businesses found using illegal labour.

The new laws will also mandate compensation for victims, he added.

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