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Foreign Ministry believes TIP report this year will place Thailand in better ranking

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Thailand hopes for upgrade in U.S. human trafficking report

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

REUTERS

 

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Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai gestures during a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok,Thailand, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has stepped up prosecutions for human trafficking and hopes its status will be upgraded in the annual U.S. Trafficking in Persons report, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

 

The report, which ranks countries based on anti-trafficking efforts, matters toThailand's junta as it tries to fully normalise relations with Washington and to show it is tackling tough issues better than previous civilian administrations.

 

Last year, Thailand's status was upgraded a notch to Tier 2 "Watch List". It had been downgraded to the lowest level, Tier 3, after a 2014 coup.

 

"We believe that any government would have a good feeling about, or even admire, what we have done," Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told a news conference. "We certainly are hopeful we'll be viewed favourably."

 

In 2016, Thailand investigated 333 cases, prosecuted 301 people and convicted 268, he said. In last year's TIP report, Thailand reported investigating 317 cases, prosecuting 242 people, and convicting 241.

 

The military government has vowed to crack down on human trafficking, particularly in Thailand's multi-billion-dollar seafood industry.

 

But rights groups say millions of migrant workers remain vulnerable to abuse in fishing, the sex trade and other industries.

 

Don did not expect any change in U.S. emphasis on the importance of fighting human trafficking under new President Donald Trump, but said it would remain a priority for Thailand anyway.

 

"We'll keep on as we have done," he said.

 

Thailand submitted its report on anti-trafficking efforts for the year 2016 to the United States on Tuesday. The U.S. State Department's TIP report usually comes out in June.

 

(Additional reporting by Aukkarapon Niyomyat; Editing by Matthew Tostevin, Robert Birsel)

 
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Foreign Ministry believes TIP report this year will place Thailand in better ranking

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Thai Foreign Ministry has submitted a report on the situation of human trafficking in Thailand to the US Department of State and it believes that Thailand’s ranking in the US’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report this year will be better this year than it was two years ago.

 

Foreign Minister Don Paramadvinai disclosed that the Thai government had treated human trafficking as a national agenda and had made progress in dealing with the problem in the past year.

 

Out of 333 human trafficking cases registered, 301 cases have processed to prosecution, representing an increase of 5 percent.

268 people have been arrested for involvement in human trafficking, including 45 officials. Budget allocated for human trafficking suppression for 2016 increased 23.8 percent compare to the figures two years earlier.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/foreign-ministry-believes-tip-report-year-will-place-thailand-better-ranking/

 
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And they used to believe the world was flat to00

The world aint stupid any more they can see what's happening now you know why they want the subs, nice please of Chilton on my pleas wit a bit of pickle?

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''Thailand Hopes''........now where have i read that before ?....Lol.

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Foreign Ministry believes TIP report this year will place Thailand in better ranking

 

And I believe in Santa Claus, but that doesn't make it true.

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"We believe that any government would have a good feeling about, or even admire, what we have done," Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told a news conference.

 

I vote this as the most delusional statement in 2017 thus far. However, the year is long, and a lot more opportunities for nonsense to be spewed by this lot.

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Always the optimists.....negativity will not be shown........in reality? now that,s another matter they find difficult in dealing with :whistling:

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Some kissing will be in order first

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Nine out of ten fortune tellers said so.

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Just what was missing: after the supa committee, the mega committee....

 

We now have pictures of the newly created "Hope committee" at work 5555

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'Admire what we've done'... They are so full of themselves it's ridiculous!

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13 hours ago, wakeupplease said:

And they used to believe the world was flat to00

The world aint stupid any more they can see what's happening now you know why they want the subs, nice please of Chilton on my pleas wit a bit of pickle?

What do you mean by 'used to believe'? Do you know more than us?

 

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