According to Interpol's 2008 survey, Thailand plans to establish a DNA database.
In 2012, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Thailand Ministry of Justice and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to build a DNA database in Thailand. Thailand aims to collect and store DNA samples of all migrant workers and inmates, but cannot yet afford to analyse the samples.
Lobbyists Gordon Thomas Honeywell, who work with the FBI and US DNA testing firm Life Technologies, provided the draft legislation.
- External links
- Royal Thai Embassy Washington DC: America's FBI will help Thailand build a DNA database (3rd December 2012)
- President of lobbyists Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Tim Schellberg and John Schachnovsky of the the FBI meet with Thailand Minister of Justice (Permanent Secretary), Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak to sign CODIS agreement
- DNA Identification Act of 2010 - Draft
Also available in Thai
- Press articles
- Daily Mail: Thai PM vows to conduct second DNA test on Burmese 'scapegoats' accused of killing British backpackers in bid to quell criticism of bungled police probe (29th October 2014)
- BBC: Thai police expand DNA tests to find tourists' killers (22nd September 2014)
- The Nation: Minister backs DNA database (29th October 2013)
- The Nation: Proposal to DNA-test migrant workers panned (28th October 2013)
- Bangkok Post: DNA testing has its limits (1st October 2012)
- Bangkok Post: Thailand to build DNA database (26th November 2012)
- SubZeroSiam.com: Thailand now building DNA database (26th November 2011)