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Myanmar Slams UN Officials For Using Term 'Rohingya'

Posted by jaypee 534 days ago Burma
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Myanmar, also known as Burma, has slammed a visiting U.N. official for using the term "Rohingya" to refer to a beleaguered ethnic minority group the government does not officially recognize.

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More delays for regional agreement on migrant work

Posted by jaypee 561 days ago Burma
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Another year has brought further delay to a region-wide agreement on the migrant workers question.

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Myanmar Seeks to Revise Anti- Human Trafficking Laws

Posted by jaypee 566 days ago Burma
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YANGON – Officials of Myanmar’s Central Body for Suppression of  Human Trafficking reported that it is renewing its efforts in cracking down human trafficking and mulling revising the Anti- Human Trafficking in Persons Law, enacted 10 years ago, in a bid to bust more human trafficking cases nationwide.

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Government to conduct census of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 567 days ago Burma
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In a bid to offer better protection to its citizens working abroad, the government is to carry out a census of all Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand by the end of March 2015, the deputy labour minister has announced.

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ASEAN labouring under outdated migration policies | East Asia Forum

Posted by jaypee 578 days ago Burma
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By the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to establish a single market and production base in the region. With an ASEAN overall workforce of more than 300 million people, the AEC will have strong implications in terms of labour migration and human resource development. By promoting efficiency gains and structural transformation, the AEC will shift the demand for l

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Myanmar migrants clamour to leave Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 588 days ago Burma
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Increasing numbers of Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia are applying for Certificates of Identity (CI) at the Myanmar Embassy as Kuala Lumpur warned illegal migrants to leave the country by the end of the month, according to embassy sources.

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Migrant Resource Center Opens in Mon State

Posted by jaypee 596 days ago Burma
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Burma’s Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Security, in coordination with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) has opened a Migrant Resource Center (MRC) in Moulmein, the capital of Mon State. According to IOM, five migrant resource centers will be opened across Burma.

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Poor and besieged, Myanmar's Rakhine join Rohingya exodus

Posted by jaypee 603 days ago Burma

Ethnic Rakhine Buddhists, bitter rivals of the Rohingya, are also leaving Rakhine State to seek jobs in Malaysia and Thailand. Small numbers of Rakhine are even following the same smuggling routes plied by the Rohingya and, like them, falling victim to human traffickers.

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