For immediate release on 1 July 2022
39 Myanmar migrant workers suing employer with Ranong Provincial Court
To annul the corrupt land transaction
As the 39 Myanmar migrant workers has reached a settlement agreement with the Wandi Tuna Part Ltd, defendant no. 1 and others altogether three at the Phuket Provincial Court Region 8 on 13 December 2021, the defendants then agreed to pay the 39 workers the amount of 1,814,595 baht, or 70% of the damages claimed and it shall be paid in installments until all is paid (for more detail, please see http://hrdfoundation.org/?p=2683&lang=en )
On 27 December 2021, the employer, defendant no. 1, while being obliged to service the plaintiffs’ debt, has entered into a contract to sell her land and buildings to her son in law who is considered having close relationship with the defendant no. 1, and not considered an outsider. When the transaction was being made between defendant no. 1 and her son in law, it must have been known to them that it would put the plaintiffs at a disadvantage and the acquisition of right, the payment of compensation and the registration were not conducted in good faith. The land deal between defendant no. 1 and her son in law was therefore a corrupt practice. The 39 migrant workers have thus filed the case with the court today (1 July 2022) asking for the annulation of the transaction of the land located in Muang District, Ranong.
In addition, the person authorized by the 39 plaintiffs has gone to the Ranong Provincial Office of Labour Protection and Welfare to submit a letter urging that a legal action be taken against Wandi Tuna Part Ltd since it has failed to honor the debt payment pursuant to the settlement. The labour inspector of the Ranong Provincial Office of Labour Protection and Welfare is asked to sue the Wandi Tuna Part Ltd and its Board of Directors for failing to act in compliance with the order of the labour inspector and Section 123 of the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541.
For more information, please contact;
Mr. Kridsada Sanyadi, attorney, phone: 099 419 4699 E-mail: [email protected]