Thai workers warned not to torch camp in Uzbekistan

THE Royal Thai Embassy in Moscow yesterday (July 27) sternly warned Thai workers in Uzbekistan not to set fire to their camp as a pressure tactic to be quickly flown home, reported this morning.

In a note posted at its Facebook page the embassy said it was aware that some Thai people and workers in Uzbekistan were planning to protest by setting their camp alight to draw media attention to their condition, and also broadcasting their action live on social media.

The embassy warned that arson would land them in jail for 10 to 15 years and the perpetrators would be the last few to return home.

Thai people and workers stranded in Uzbekistan were urged to be cautious and patient, while also following the regulations, because otherwise everything would have to start anew as the Uzbek government would reject the embassy’s request to fly them to Thailand, rightly pointing out that they had to take legal action against the arsonists first.

The embassy added that the international airport at Uzbekistan is closed while it is, together with the Labour Department and other related agencies, doing the best to bring them back to their country.


Top: Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Photo: Fabio Achilli (CC BY 2.0))


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