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Migrant workers must return to Thailand in set timeframe

Myanmar migrant workers need to return to Thailand before the date set by the Thai government in relation to the Thingyan holiday period, sources said. The Thai government gave free entry permits to migrant workers, including those from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, during the Thingyan ...

Ko Shwe Thein

Thousands of Myanmar workers miss Thai deadline

An estimated 100,000 migrant workers who failed to meet the Thai government’s Saturday deadline to secure legal documents to live and work in the kingdom must return home soon or face legal action, the Myanmar embassy in Thailand said. Keep reading ...

ZAW ZAW HTWE

Thailand Bus Fire Kills 20 Migrant Workers From Myanmar

Twenty migrant workers from Myanmar were killed when their bus caught fire in northwestern Thailand early Friday, the police said. The workers were traveling to a factory district near Bangkok when their chartered bus was engulfed in flames around 1:30 a.m. in Tak Province. Keep reading ...

AUSTIN RAMZY

Pregnant migrant workers in Asia face discrimination, deportation: report

Women migrant workers in parts of Asia risk being deported if they become pregnant, forcing many to have unwanted abortions or abandon their newborns, researchers said on Monday. Migrant workers in garment and footwear factories are forced to undergo regular pregnancy tests, according to the ...

Anuradha Nagaraj

Actions will be taken against migrant workers who fail to register before the end of March

The Thai Ministry of Labour announced that actions will be taken against migrant workers from neighboring countries if they fail to register by March 30. The Thai Ministry of Labour told Channel 3 on March 20 that it has been providing services to register and ...

Burma News Reporter

Thailand determined to register, legalize all 3.8 million foreign migrant workers

The Thai government has reiterated its determination to register and legalize all of some 3.8 million migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos by the end of March. The country started to provide legal services to foreign workers in early February by opening 80 One-Stop ...

Zhou Xin

Bid to protect migrant workers in Thailand

Cambodia will soon host a meeting with Laos and Myanmar to discuss ways of protecting workers in Thailand. Cambodia’s National Committee for Anti-Human Trafficking yesterday met to prepare for the meeting with Laos and Myanmar. Keep reading ...

Sen David

Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in single day

About 1,137 Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand on Tuesday, a day after Christmas, according to the Home Affairs Ministry Wednesday.[]The law, which was originally aimed at tackling human trafficking concerns and regulating foreign workers in Thailand, sparked panic and prompted more than 60,000 ...

Yurou

Facebook post inspires landmark case for migrant workers in Thailand

Tun Tun Win and his coworkers from Burma thought life was fine at the Thammakaset chicken farm in central Thailand, where they reared hundreds of thousands of birds for export to the European Union. The migrants clocked 20 hours a day for 40 days straight, shoveling ...

Workers urged to get docs

The Ministry of Labour on September 12 reminded an estimated 380,000 Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand who hold temporary work permits – also known as pink cards – to apply for more permanent documents when registration opens online later this month. In its letter, the ministry reminded ...

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