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Miserable life of foreign children detained in Thailand: HRW

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand

The report titled "Two Years with No Moon, Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand" claims Thailand holds thousands of migrant children in detention each year. It details dozens of cases after HRW interviewed affected children and parents.

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Most Myanmar migrants want to return home

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Thailand
SOME 83 per cent of Myanmar migrant workers working in the northern provinces plan to return and live permanently in Myanmar, according to a survey by Myanmar Study Centre. Read More
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Nearly 17,000 migrant workers registered in Phuket, deadline pushed back

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: With nearly 17,000 migrant laborers already added to the system since late July, the deadline for registration has been pushed back from August 21 to October 31, a Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO) officer told the Phuket Gazette yesterday -

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Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Thailand
http://www.dvb.no —

Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work for as little as 270 Thai baht (US$8) per day. That is half of Thailand’s legal minimum wage.

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Tenasserim to allot land for refugees, officials say

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Burma
http://www.dvb.no —

Government officials of Tenasserim Division [Tanintharyi Region] claimed that refugees residing in a camp in Thailand would soon be able to return to Burma as they are scouting for land for their resettlement.

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Labour mulls migrant passes

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

The Labour Ministry is considering granting temporary border passes to migrants to work in five provinces declared as special economic zones.

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We were scammed: workers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Pressure is building against a recruitment firm in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, as nearly 100 workers from different provinces travelled to the company’s offices yesterday to demand the recruiter pay back fees for jobs in Thailand that never materialised.

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Stranded migrants on their way home

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

To get his teenage daughter and niece on a plane yesterday after 10 months of alleged abuse and forced marriages in China, Kim Vicheat* said he had to bury his family in debt because the Cambodian consulate refused to fund their repatriation.

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