The Labour Ministry is investigating recent business closures to determine whether they were linked to the nationwide minimum wage hike.
Narumol Tarndamrong, an adviser to Labour Minister Padermchai Sasomsap, confirmed yesterday several business operators had closed their doors and laid off workers since the 300-baht daily minimum wage increase took effect on Jan 1.
"We will find out the true cause of their closures. They might have been affected [by the wage hike] or maybe they were having other unrelated problems," she said.
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