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.Read More
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RANGOON — Burma’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday discussed a proposal urging the government to enact legal protection against labor exploitation and abuse of Burmese migrant workers in foreign countries.
The proposal was submitted by the ruling National League for Democracy party lawmaker U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Magwe Division’s Sidoktaya Township. He said past Read More
Myanmar will accept over 400 migrant workers who have been detained in detention camps in Malaysia through an arrangement made by the Myanmar Defence Services, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.
The 400 workers will fly into Myanmar in the third week of August on a chartered Myanmar Air Read More
The government is planning to launch a pilot project aimed at protecting the rights of domestic workers from Myanmar who are employed in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, an official from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said yesterday.Read More
NAYPYIDAW—Burma’s government will seek the cooperation of concerned labor ministries to issue official work permits for undocumented Burmese domestic workers in foreign countries, said Thein Swe, minister of labor, immigration and population.
“We will cooperate with concerned embassies and labor ministries to make a list of illegal Burmese domestic workers in fore Read More
The government is drafting a foreign labour law to govern the growing number of international workers seeking opportunity in Myanmar, parliament heard yesterday.
U Thein Swe, the minister of labour, immigration and population, said the law will include rules for foreign workers and international investments.Read More
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.Read More