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Amnesty bid for illegal labourers

Business needs workers, says tdri

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The junta has been urged to grant an amnesty to illegal migrant workers and set up job centres in border provinces in a bid to prevent middlemen reaping profits. 

Yongyuth Chalamwong, of the Thailand Development Research Institute, yesterday said the National Council for Peace and Order's absolute power meant it could solve problems more quickly than the previous administration, which often faced legal obstacles.

Mr Yongyuth said the military government should reduce obstacles by granting amnesty to illegal migrants. A large number of migrants have worked illegally in the country.

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