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BANGKOK, 18 April 2014 (NNT) - M.L. Puntrik Smiti, the Ministry of Labour Deputy Permanent Secretary said that the ministry will start to utilize international survey methods to assess the child labour situation in Thailand.
M.L. Puntrik mentioned during a meeting with the National Statistical Office in Thailand that they would follow the lead of NGOs to clarify the criteria of what constitutes child labor in the system and to make the survey more specific.
They will begin to use the new survey method in 2015, as the International Labour Organization has a different way to conduct surveys from the Thai way and UNICEF. Because Thailand has a different culture and perspective, though, Thais are preparing to explain to other nations that others may allege abuse since child labour in Thailand does occur in Thailand but is actually a way to have the children help their parents.