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    Default more than 70 Thai migrant workers die in Israel.

    ...modern slavery - exploitation

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gene...te-thai-deaths


    what we learn in the media is just the tip
    of the iceberg. Day after day, millions of people
    brutally exploited and many are dying.
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    Of the 72, six died of heart failure while the 66 other workers reportedly died from sudden unexpected death syndrome (SUDS) in which the cause of death had not yet been determined.
    I remember during SG construction boom decades ago. Many Thai construction workers also die in this manner. This is due to a disease.
    "Sudden unexpected death syndrome"

    The disease was again noted in Singapore, when a retrospective survey of records showed that 230 otherwise healthy Thai men died suddenly of unexplained causes between 1982 and 1990.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_...death_syndrome

    I don't think the death is due to any ill treatment by the employers.
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    Default Re: more than 70 Thai migrant workers die in Israel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon88 View Post
    ...modern slavery - exploitation

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gene...te-thai-deaths


    what we learn in the media is just the tip
    of the iceberg. Day after day, millions of people
    brutally exploited and many are dying.
    In S. Korea also try searching, some farmers and farm owner are employing and exploiting some non-local workers like from Thailand etc.
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    Default Re: more than 70 Thai migrant workers die in Israel.

    although slavery is condemmened they might well be legally documented contract workers who go overseas for better paying jobs
    Last edited by ed9119; 4th June 2015 at 08:56 AM.
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    Default Re: more than 70 Thai migrant workers die in Israel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    I remember during SG construction boom decades ago. Many Thai construction workers also die in this manner. This is due to a disease.
    "Sudden unexpected death syndrome"



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_...death_syndrome

    I don't think the death is due to any ill treatment by the employers.
    I remember there is a documentary in Singapore on sUDS many many years back. The reason was never found.

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    Default Re: more than 70 Thai migrant workers die in Israel.

    I briefly stayed in a kibbutz which employed Thai workers and managed to chat with them over a meal. They were employed to do farm and dairy work. Never a dull moment as there was plenty to do and the work is hard, as is the work conditions. Money is not bad but factoring the very high cost of living in Israel, they don't make really a lot. As much as they really miss home and the work is really hard, they are fortunate to be able to find work.

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