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Government to conduct census of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 86 days ago Burma
http://www.mmtimes.com —

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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Myanmar Seeks to Revise Anti- Human Trafficking Laws

Posted by jaypee 85 days ago Burma
http://www.chiangraitimes.com —

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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More delays for regional agreement on migrant work

Posted by jaypee 80 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 Slams UN Officials For Using Term 'Rohingya'

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Burma
http://www.voanews.com —

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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Myanmar migrant workers flee crackdown

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Burma
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com —

Hundreds of undocumented Myanmar migrant workers in nine townships of Tak province and Mae Sot are fleeing to Myawaddy of Myanmar after the Thai police launched a crackdown early this month.

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Migrant Schools Forced To Close As International Donors Withdraw

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Burma
http://www.bnionline.net —

Parents and education service providers of migrant communities in the Thai border town of Mae Sot are struggling to continue sending their children to school. Migrant education organisations told Karen News that the closure of migrant schools is being caused by the withdrawal of funding by international donors.

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Migrant schools face closure amid funding plunge

Posted by charlon 38 days ago Burma
http://www.dvb.no —

"Schools at the Thai-Burma border that cater for migrant children are facing severe operational struggles as funding from international donors falls, according to the Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC)."

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