Saturday, August 13, 2005

Child Labor: Suffer liitle children - Bangkok child beggars

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a new snapshot of the begging trade in Bangkok shows a business built on children trafficked from Cambodia and Burma who never profit personally from their lucrative daily takings and are sometimes beaten to make them objects of greater pity.

Children aged from three months to 10 years are working long hours in tourist destinations and busy business precincts. A handler sits close by in a small business, perhaps selling flowers, and regularly collecting the cash.

Full story: Child beggars exploited, beaten and making a small fortune - for others, by Connie Levett Herald Correspondent In Bangkok