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2,500 Burmese migrant workers deported

Posted by jaypee 47 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 235 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 322 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 364 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

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Govt to launch pilot for overseas domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 370 days ago Burma
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The government is planning to launch a pilot project aimed at protecting the rights of domestic workers from Myanmar who are employed in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, an official from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said yesterday.

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Govt Seeks Work Permits for Undocumented Domestic Workers Abroad

Posted by jaypee 377 days ago Burma
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NAYPYIDAW—Burma’s government will seek the cooperation of concerned labor ministries to issue official work permits for undocumented Burmese domestic workers in foreign countries, said Thein Swe, minister of labor, immigration and population.


“We will cooperate with concerned embassies and labor ministries to make a list of illegal Burmese domestic workers in fore Read More

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Govt drafts labour law for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 385 days ago Burma
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The government is drafting a foreign labour law to govern the growing number of international workers seeking opportunity in Myanmar, parliament heard yesterday.


U Thein Swe, the minister of labour, immigration and population, said the law will include rules for foreign workers and international investments.

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Myanmar embassy to repatriate 216 migrant workers in February

Posted by jaypee 548 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar Embassy in Malaysia is working this month to help 216 Myanmar migrant workers who are being kept in detention centers to return home, according to the embassy’s announcement.

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