Saudi Interior Ministry to continue ban on Thailand recruitment

Interior Ministry to continue ban on Thailand recruitment – saudigazette.com.sa, March 11, 2013
…The Kingdom has stopped recruitment of housemaids from Indonesia and the Philippines after the two southeast Asian countries asked for contracts that would ensure better rights for their housemaids.
…Relations between Riyadh and Bangkok have been strained over the past few decades.
Saudi citizens are not allowed to travel to Thailand without official consent from the Ministry of Interior and provincial governorates.
[This is all due to the Blue Diamond Affair]

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