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  • Tom 8:17 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: advance, age, , birth, birth control, control, , graduates, , , , labourers, , Market Research, , , , , , , , worker, Workforce   

    Thailand may face labour shortage before five years 

    Thailand may face labour shortage

    Successful birth control in Thailand may cause a shortage of labourers in the country in “less than five years,” warned a senior Labour Ministry official Sunday.

    Songsri Boonba, deputy director-general of the Employment Department, said a study by the Labour Market Research Division found that demand for labour in Thailand between 2010-2014 will increase every year, especially in the production, agriculture, industry and service sectors. (More …)

  • Tom 4:14 pm on September 20, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , foreign labourers, , labourers, , paper plane, , stateless boy, ,   

    Stateless boy nets 3rd place in origami aircraft competition 

    Mong Thongdee

    Mong Thongdee

    The stateless boy representing Thailand in a paper plane flight competition, Mong Thongdee, netted a third place in his solo event after winning the team event on Saturday.

    Mong, the 12-year-old boy from the northern province of Chiang Mai, attending the international paper airplane flying contest in Japan’s Chiba is scheduled to return home on Monday. (More …)

  • Tom 6:56 am on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , citizenship, , , , , labourers, migrant labourers, , national paper airplane contest, passports, , ,   

    Stateless boy may not join origami contest in Japan 

    Mong Thongdee

    Mong Thongdee

    A Myanmar boy has not yet been able to obtain official permission from the Thai government to participate in an origami competition in Japan.

    Mong Thongdee was born in Thailand to Myanmar migrant labourers. He was denied Thai citizenship since his parents are Myanmar migrants.

    The boy, who has been studying in a primary school in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai, won the national paper airplane contest and was invited to compete in Japan’s Origami Plane Association competition from September 19-20. (More …)

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