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.Read More
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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 lRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to strengthen cooperation through their "partnership for security and development" by regulating border areas and pushing for a comprehensive development plan in a bid to solve long-standing problems along the frontier.