The US has kept Thailand at the lowest rank in its latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, but the local US embassy has voiced encouragement for Thai leaders to build on recent achievements which were not considered in the report.

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Thai police carrying out inspections of fishing boats using migrant labourers last May, after the TIP reportingperiod ended. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

In June, Lt Gen Manas Kongpan became the face of the trafficking gangs and the campaign against them when the government arrested him and charged him despite his status as an “adviser”adviser (noun)Meaning: a person who gives advice, especially somebody who knows a lot about a particular