ORDER OF THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PEACE AND ORDER
RE: TEMPORARY MEASURES TO OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WORKING OF ALIENS 
In accordance with the promulgation of the Emergency Decree on Administration and Management of Working of Aliens B.E. 2560 which was to allow the systematic administration and management and to overcome the obstacles of alien workers and establish labour, economic and social security of the country and, moreover, such Emergency Decree prescribes that employers and employees have duties to comply with the law and prescribes severe offences and penalties. The Government has no time to raise awareness and sufficient understanding to the public resulting in the public being alarmed and the household employers, SME business sector, and agricultural sector being affected. Therefore, in order to allow employers and employees including relevant competent officials to prepare and undertake in accordance with the law, for fairness and without an excessive effect on the economy and society by which the purposes of the administration and management of the working of aliens are maintained in accordance with the international standard whereby anti -trafficking in person measures are effectively maintained, it is necessary to have a temporary measure to overcome the obstacles in the administration and management of working of aliens under such Emergency Decree during the transitional period:
By virtue of section 265 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand in conjunction with section 44 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim) B.E. 2557, the Head of the National Council for Peace and Order, with the approval of the National Council for Peace and Order, hereby issues the Order as follows:
Clause 1. Section 101, section 102, section 119 and section 122 of the Emergency Decree on Administration and Management of Working of Aliens B.E. 2560 shall come into force from the 1st of January B.E. 2561 (2018).
Clause 2. Employers and aliens shall quickly undertake correct and complete acts in accordance with the Emergency Decree on Administration and Management of Working of Aliens B.E. 2560 and complete them before the 1st of January B.E. 2561 (2018). In this regard, it shall be in accordance with the rules, procedures and conditions as prescribed by the Minister of Labour.
In the case where it is necessary for an alien to travel out of the Kingdom to his or her origin country or return into the Kingdom for the purpose of undertaking an act correctly under paragraph one, such alien shall be exempted from any execution related to travelling into or out of the Kingdom under the law on immigration. In this regard, it shall be in accordance with the rules and procedures as temporarily prescribed by the Minister of Labour upon consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Interior and the Royal Thai Police.
Clause 3. No competent official or State official related to the execution of the law or this order shall abuse his or her position or act or fail to act under his or her position being prejudiced in favour of assets or other benefits in order to obtain assets or other benefits for himself or herself or other persons. In the case where it appears that an act of nonfeasance, negligence or omission of any competent official or State official has been committed, the Commander shall have the power to initiate a civil, criminal and administrative case against such competent official or State official expeditiously and strictly.
Clause 4. The Ministry of Labour shall complete to amend the law on the administration and management of working of aliens and submit it to the Council of Ministers within one hundred and twenty days as from the date this Order has come into force. This shall include the consideration of rules, procedures and conditions in the administration and management of working of aliens which are systematic and complied with the international standard for the purpose of anti-trafficking in persons and facilitation of the execution to the relevant persons in every sector and the Ministry of Labour shall submit, to the Prime Minister, a report of the performance result every month.
In considering the draft law under paragraph one and secondary laws issued under the Emergency Decree on Administration and Management of Working of Aliens B.E. 2560, the Ministry of Labour shall conduct public hearing of relevant persons and take those into consideration.
Clause 5. In the case where it is appropriate, the Prime Minister or Council of Ministers may propose to the National Council for Peace and Order to amend this Order.
Clause 6. This Order shall come into force from the 23rd of June B.E. 2560.
Given on the 4th of July B.E. 2560 (2017)
General Prayut Chan-O-Cha
Head of the National Council for Peace and Order