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.Read More
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Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they’re going to countries scarcely able to help them — or in some cases, frankly, not interested in helping them.Read More
Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar in the past year, many of them taking to the sea in the spring of 2015 to try to reach Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The latest surge in refugees was prompted by a long-building crisis: the discriminatory policies of the Myanmar government in Rakhine State, which have caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee since the latRead More
YANGON, Myanmar — As an elected lawmaker and member of Myanmar’s governing party, U Shwe Maung attended dinners with the president and made speeches from the floor of Parliament. But this weekend, the country’s election commission ruled that despite more than four years in office, he was not a citizen and thus was ineligible to run for re-election in landmark voting in NRead More
YANGON – Myanmar is one of the world’s largest sources of migrant workers, many of whom are forced to leave the country due to violent conflict, the World Bank reported.
Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers around the world come from Myanmar. However, exact figures do not exist. Migrant workers in Myanmar Read More
A Myanmar domestic worker in Singapore fell 18 storeys from a condominium and died on October 19, according to police reports. The incident has once again cast a spotlight on Singapore’s maid industry, which continues to thrive despite bans and restrictions.Read More