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Thai fishing sector 'abuses' migrants

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BANGKOK - An environmental and human rights group says Thailand is not adequately addressing the severe abuse of Myanmar migrant workers in the Thai fishing industry. 

The British-based Environmental Justice Foundation said in its report released Tuesday that the Thai government has failed to act strongly against human trafficking and that violence is routine in the industry.

Labour Ministry deputy permanent secretary Boontharik Samiti said on Tuesday the government is making a serious effort to protect workers in the fishing industry.

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