Migrant activists abroad call for support from ‘oppression’

A migrant workers’ activist has called for greater support from the Myanmar government for workers overseas who, he said, faced “oppression” from foreign governments.

The call came as Malaysian police arrested Myanmar demonstrators outside the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur on 7 January. The demonstrators were protesting against the death sentences handed down to two Myanmar men found guilty of murder and rape in the case of two British holidaymakers in Koh Tao island, Thailand.

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