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The Thai government has exposed a clandestine workforce of over 700 foreign workers engaged in professions reserved for locals over the past six months, officials declared today. Government spokesperson Kharom Polpornklang disclosed that a vigorous crackdown by the Employment Department had ensnared 721 foreigners, predominantly employed as street vendors, hairdressers, drivers, and masseurs, prompted by … …

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Someone can't do simple math.  None of these numbers add up.

And where are all the Russians that have been caught lately in Phuket and Pattaya working illegally?  Not among the numbers reported here.

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4 hours ago, Thaiger said:

The Thai government has exposed a clandestine workforce of over 700 foreign workers engaged in professions reserved for locals

Talk about the tiniest tip of a huge iceberg!

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15 hours ago, MrStretch said:

Someone can't do simple math.  None of these numbers add up.

And where are all the Russians that have been caught lately in Phuket and Pattaya working illegally?  Not among the numbers reported here.

That count is only for the Thai-reserved professions. Hence the "5 Chinese" also.

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