The Labour Minister reported that Myanmar’s Ambassador to Thailand thanked the government for helping the families of workers who died in the train collision with a bus, providing compensation coverage and alleviation to support the families.
On October 16, 2020, the Labour Minister gave a report after assigning Advisor to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan to offer compensation benefits to the relatives of those who died from a freight train crash with a bus while going to a Kathin event in Chachoengsao. There were six foreign workers. The compensation comprised 50,000 Baht for funeral fees, totaling 300,000 Baht and 70,888 baht of old age gratuity, totaling 370,888 Baht. The occasion took place at Wat Dan Samrong, Sukhumvit Road, Muang, Samut Prakan. Advisory Board Member to the Labour Minister Mrs. Theanrat Nawamawat and the Social Security Office’s Inspector-General Mr. Nantachai Panyasurarit also joined the occasion.
Myanmar Labour Ambassador to Thailand Mr. Myo Myint Naing thanked the Thai government, the Ministry of Labour, the Social Security Office, and relevant agencies to provide relief benefits to compensate for the death and funeral payments to the relatives and families of six Myanmar nationals working in Thailand, who died from a freight train crash with a bus while traveling to a Kathin event in Chachoengsao on October 11.
The Myanmar Labour Ambassador said that he was grateful for the Thai Government, Ministry of Labour, and the Social Security Office, including relevant agencies, for not abandoning foreign workers. Today, he said that he would like to thank the Thai Government and the Ministry of Labour for caring for Myanmar citizens’ rights to be protected by human rights principles. Although the workers have passed, the families’ compensation will help alleviate the suffering and enable them to continue living.
Division of Public Relations
16 October 2020