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Remittances by migrant workers go up in 2016-2017 | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Burma
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Remittances by Myanmar migrant workers increased from over K370 billion in 2015-2016 fiscal year to K623 billion in 2016-2017, according to the Labour Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

Myanmar citizens are working mostly in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Almost all Myanmar people leaving for other countries go to find j

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Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in single day

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- About 1,137 Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand on Tuesday, a day after Christmas, according to the Home Affairs Ministry Wednesday.

They came back through Myawaddy No. 1 Friendship Bridge, HteeKhee, Tanintharyi and Kawthaung border gates respectively.

The return in a single day has brought the total number of returnees since June 2 Read More


Myanmar Seeks Agreements With Southeast Asian Countries to Send Maids Abroad

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Burma
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Myanmar’s Labor Ministry is seeking labor migration agreements with the governments of other Southeast Asian countries and territories to send women there to work legally as maids, a government labor official said Monday.

Government officials are hoping that labor migration will boost Myanmar’s developing economy by providing employment for impoverished citizens and in Read More


Over 155,000 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in 5 months

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Burma
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A total of 155,169 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand in the past five months, according to a release of Myanmar's Home Ministry Monday. 

The migrant workers, who returned during the period between June 29 and Dec. 3, include 66,980 women workers. 

Undocumented Myanmar migrant workers have been returning home since the end of June alth Read More


200 more migrant workers welcomed back home

Posted by jaypee 115 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar migrant workers upon their return in Myawaddy.

Some 200 Myanmar migrant workers arrived back from Malaysia on October 25 and were welcomed by the authorities who arranged for them to get back to their home towns.

Most of the workers were men. They had to give 1,150 ringgit (Ks 360,000) to brokers to return to Myawaddy through Thailand from Malaysia, they s Read More


Myanmar sends over 17,000 migrant workers abroad in September - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 128 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- About 17,143 Myanmar migrant workers went abroad to work in September, the official Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Saturday.

Of them, about 15,805 were sent to Thailand while 692 to South Korea, 346 to Japan, 267 to Malaysia and the rest 33 to Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and China's Macao Special Administrative Regio Read More


Migrant workers group asks for action against corruption in issuing ID papers

Posted by jaypee 173 days ago Burma
https://www.mmtimes.com — Thailand-based rights group Migrants Workers Rights Network (MWRN) asked the Myanmar Ministry of Labour to take effective action against the corruption linked to the issuing of Certificates of Identity (CI) in the kingdom.

“Our migrants have to pay for more than the real price at CI issuing stations, which are directly operated by Myanmar officials.

“We met with Myanma Read More


Myanmar workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

Posted by jaypee 224 days ago Burma
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — MYAWADDY, Myanmar - With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks.

But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law that hardens penalties on the millions of undocumented migrant workers Read More