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Myanmar seeks to seal regional deal on migrants

Posted by jaypee 339 days ago Burma
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With Malaysia set to take over from Myanmar as chair at the end of the year, rights groups say the treaty could be put off until at least 2016 if it is not finalised in the coming months.

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Myanmar Relies on Foreign Investments to Draw Migrants, Refugees

Posted by jaypee 350 days ago Burma
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Myanmar authorities are banking on foreign investments to generate jobs in a bid to woo back some of the country’s nearly 10 million migrant workers from neighboring countries.

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80 per cent of human trafficking cases linked to China

Posted by jaypee 350 days ago Burma
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This year the Myanmar-China Border Relations Office has handed over 61 human trafficking victims — one male and 60 females – to Myanmar officials. A further 28 victims — 19 males and nine females — were handed over to Myanmar officials at the Myanmar-Thai border anti-human trafficking office.

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Myanmar Supends Work Permits for Maids Going to Singapore

Posted by jaypee 351 days ago Burma
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Yangon. Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore due to concerns over abuse and exploitation, an employment body in Yangon said on Saturday.

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Govt to create jobs for 4.4m Myanmar migrants in Thailand, Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 351 days ago Burma
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So, the Myanmar government plans to create job opportunities for these people in local areas. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint made this remark in parliament at Nay Pyi Taw on Friday.

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Tenasserim to allot land for refugees, officials say

Posted by jaypee 368 days ago Burma
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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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Dangers Abound for Thousands Taking to the Ocean in Search of Safety

Posted by jaypee 373 days ago Burma
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The United Nations refugee agency sounded the alarm on Friday over tens of thousands of people, many of them Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar, who are fleeing by boat across the Indian Ocean in search of asylum and in the process facing death, malnutrition and brutal treatment at the hands of traffickers, and often ending in detention in South East Asian countr

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Anti-trafficking law to be amended

Posted by jaypee 376 days ago Burma
Myanmar plans to amend its anti-human trafficking law or enact a new one to meet international standards, in light of a growing number of cases involving foreign traffickers and local officials. Read More