Rights in Poorer Nations Must be Upheld as Thai Firms Go Abroad, Activists Say

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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thailand’s businesses and its government must do more to protect the rights of vulnerable people abroad, analysts and activists said, after a landmark case filed by Cambodian farmers in a Bangkok court against a Thai sugar firm.

It is the first time plaintiffs from another country have filed a class-action lawsuit against a Thai company in a Thai court over its operations outside Thailand.

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