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Migrant workers languish in Malaysian detention centres

Posted by jaypee 151 days ago Burma
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Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers are spending months or even years in detention camps in Malaysia waiting for the government to confirm their citizenship status, migrant rights groups say.


The delay has caused a backlog in the 11 detention camps throughout Malaysia, recently returned workers say. The backup appears to be unique to Myanmar workers.

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Myanmar embassy to repatriate 216 migrant workers in February

Posted by jaypee 134 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar Embassy in Malaysia is working this month to help 216 Myanmar migrant workers who are being kept in detention centers to return home, according to the embassy’s announcement.

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Myanmar maids in Singapore up against tough choice to fight abusive employers

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Burma
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After facing abuse and battery at the hands of their employer, Myanmar domestic workers in Singapore are confronted with a difficult choice: stay and press charges, in often lengthy investigations that rehash their pain, or return home and relinquish any opportunity for recompense.

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