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AEC risks sparking influx of sex workers (BkkPost)
Thailand will have to brace itself for an increase in the number of sex workers when the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is launched in three years' time.
Thailand needs to reform its laws and policies to protect sex workers' rights and prevent the exploitation of women through punitive law enforcement, Chantawipa Apisuk, director of the Empower Foundation, said yesterday at the "Sex Work and the Law in the Asia-Pacific" seminar held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok.
"Thailand will be a target for sex tourism in the region after the opening of the AEC [in 2015]," Ms Chantawipa said.
She said because of easier access and the strong Thai baht versus the currencies of other Asean countries, it is likely that more sex workers from neighbouring countries will come to earn a living in Thailand.
According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published recently, sex workers in Thailand are harassed, intimidated and exploited as they are considered to be operating illegally.
The UNDP's report shows generally around 30,000 sex workers a year are charged under the 1996 Suppression of Prostitution Act.
Ninety-one Myanmar women were arrested in 2011 for working at entertainment venues without work permits.
It was estimated in 2006 that undocumented migrant sex workers typically pay police bribes totalling 6,000 to 14,000 baht a year.
Ms Chantawipa urged the application of labour laws with sex workers instead of using the outdated 1996 act.
She said amending labour laws would help solve the problems of exploitation of women and corruption. "Crime and prostitution are separate," Ms Chantawipa said...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
Yup. No one ever said "Prostitution doesn't pay.""Crime and prostitution are separate,"
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.