Myanmar to boost its Thai embassy staffing

Three additional labour attachés will be assigned to Myanmar’s embassy in Thailand next year, the labour minister announced on December 18. More labour officers are being assigned in order to handle the high volume of cases stemming from the large number of Myanmar migrants working there, U Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population said on December 18 at an International Migrants Day event in Nay Pyi Taw. “In the coming year, we have arranged to employ more province-based labour officers in Thailand,” he said.“The number of Myanmar migrants in Thailand is high, as is also true for the number of cases and problems … There are millions of labourers and the current staffing level at the embassy is no longer sufficient. We will assign three more labour diplomats including one Thai language expert and one legal expert,” U Thein Swe told The Myanmar Times after the ceremony. 

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