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Permanent Secretary Reports Progress on Deceased Thai Worker in Japan as the Employer Organizes the Cremation and Remains Sent to Thailand

Date: 
Thursday, 14 November 2019

          The Permanent Secretary of Labour reported the progress in helping the Thai worker who died in Japan, as doctors identified symptoms of nephritis. The employer arranged the cremation ceremony and took care of expenses for the funeral and medical fees. The employer has also returned accrued wages and will deliver the remains to relatives in Thailand.

        On November 14, 2019, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol reported the progress of assistance for Mr. Somsak Kromthaisong, a Thai worker who died in Japan on November 2, 2019. Doctors said that he had symptoms of nephritis. The Labour Office in Japan gave an update on November 12, explaining that the employer arranged the cremation ceremony of Mr. Somsak, where relatives and colleagues also joined the service. Minister Counselor (on labour) Mr. Saichon Aknitwong also participated in the ceremony. The employer covered the cost of the cremation and will deliver the remains to relatives in Thailand.
        In addition, the employer said that would cover the cost of medical expenses owed to the hospital, approximately 100,000 Yen, and will return outstanding wages to the deceased's family of 250,000 Yen. The employer is now coordinating with Mr. Somsak’s daughter to document the daughter will be the recipient of the payment.
The Thai worker who died was Mr. Somsak Kromthaisong, 49, a resident in Buriram province. He died of a heart attack, whereby the doctor reported a kidney infection. Mr. Somsak traveled to work overseas by giving notice of the travel himself since April 24, 2019. He was an employee of the “Mai Pen Rai” restaurant, located in Machida, Tokyo, Japan. His employer was Mr. Satit Kazuma.
        Previously, the Ministry of Labour by the Labour Office in Japan, coordinated with the employer to allow relatives to receive the legal benefits. This included the ministry’s agencies in Buriram, who visited the family and coordinated with relevant units to assist with the process.

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Division of Public Relations/
News by Chaninthorn Phettab/
Information by Office of Labour affairs in Japan/
14 November 2019