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2,500 Burmese migrant workers deported

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Burma
http://www.dvb.no —

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 workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Burma
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — MYAWADDY, Myanmar - With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks.



But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law that hardens penalties on the millions of undocumented migrant workers Read More

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Migrant workers group asks for action against corruption in issuing ID papers

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Burma
https://www.mmtimes.com — Thailand-based rights group Migrants Workers Rights Network (MWRN) asked the Myanmar Ministry of Labour to take effective action against the corruption linked to the issuing of Certificates of Identity (CI) in the kingdom.

“Our migrants have to pay for more than the real price at CI issuing stations, which are directly operated by Myanmar officials.


“We met with Myanma Read More