Thai workers shine in Taiwan’s Labour Day awards

Picture of Teerasit Kiboonma (left) and Worapot Boonliem courtesy of Bangkok Post

Two Thai workers from Lampang did Thailand proud after being honoured with employee awards in Taiwan’s annual Labour Day ceremony, earning a personal meeting with the country’s president.

The Taiwanese Ministry of Labour, responsible for the event, recognises both local and foreign workers for their contributions to various sectors. This year, the Thai men won accolades in the manufacturing industry.

The Labour Minister, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, paid tribute to 44 year old Worapot Boonliem from Roi Et, and 62 year old Teerasit Kiboonma for their industry, kindness, and exceptional performance, earning them respect from employers and employment authorities in Taiwan.

“These awards were handed out yesterday, and what made the event even more special was the privilege the winners had today to meet the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen.”

Pipat further commented on Taiwan’s popularity among Thai workers.

“Taiwan is the preferred destination for most of our workers due to the high demand from employers.”

Pipat also announced a new initiative from his ministry that will financially assist 50 Thai workers in travelling to Taiwan for employment. He expressed optimism that the two award-winning employees have laid a robust foundation for Thai workers amongst Taiwanese employers, which will facilitate the employment of more Thais in the country, reported Bangkok Post.

In related news, last month a Thai woman flew from Taiwan to Thailand to seek revenge on her cheating husband and his lover by slashing them both with a Stanley knife-type blade at a hotel in the Isaan province of Roi Et.

Mueang Roi Et Police Station officers and a rescue team rushed to the hotel at 3am today, March 21, after being notified of the stabbing incident. Upon arrival, officers found two injured people, a Thai man and a woman aged between 25 and 30 years old, and a scene that resembled a horror movie blood bath.

Thailand News

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