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200 more migrant workers welcomed back home

Posted by jaypee 45 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

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

Posted by jaypee 58 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

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

Posted by jaypee 103 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

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Myanmar workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

Posted by jaypee 154 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

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2,500 Burmese migrant workers deported

Posted by jaypee 164 days ago Burma
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Nearly 2,500 Burmese migrants were deported yesterday from Thailand across the border to Myawaddy following a weeklong crackdown on undocumented workers.


Social welfare associations in the Burmese border town have been providing assistance to deportees. At 2pm on Thursday, the groups reported that they had recorded 2,385 Burmese migrant workers (1,457 males and 928 Read More

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Myanmar maids in Singapore up against tough choice to fight abusive employers

Posted by jaypee 352 days ago Burma
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After facing abuse and battery at the hands of their employer, Myanmar domestic workers in Singapore are confronted with a difficult choice: stay and press charges, in often lengthy investigations that rehash their pain, or return home and relinquish any opportunity for recompense.

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Lawmakers Push for Legal Protection for Burmese Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 439 days ago Burma
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RANGOON — Burma’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday discussed a proposal urging the government to enact legal protection against labor exploitation and abuse of Burmese migrant workers in foreign countries.


The proposal was submitted by the ruling National League for Democracy party lawmaker U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Magwe Division’s Sidoktaya Township. He said past Read More

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400 migrant workers to return from Malaysia | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 481 days ago Burma
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Myanmar will accept over 400 migrant workers who have been detained in detention camps in Malaysia through an arrangement made by the Myanmar Defence Services, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.


The 400 workers will fly into Myanmar in the third week of August on a chartered Myanmar Air Read More