Yangon’s lost children

Fourteen-year-old Ma Ei Mon’s tidy hair and thanaka-daubed face belie her troubled past and confused reality: Barely a teenager, she could be studying at school, but she is already working and living far from home. Ma Ei Mon hails from Ayeyarwady Region. She was brought to Yangon by her aunt two years ago to work […]

Myanmar slaps fresh ban on maids for Singapore

About 500 women from Myanmar have been barred in the past three weeks from leaving their country to work in Singapore as maids, said employment agencies. The Myanmar government has imposed a ban before, citing ill-treatment and abuse of maids. “We used to have about 20 maids from Myanmar coming in every week,” said Mr […]

Myanmar hopes for Singapore MOU to better protect domestic maids

YANGON: Myanmar wants to initiate an agreement with Singapore, to offer better protection for its domestic maids working in the city-state. The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation hopes to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its counterpart, the Association of Employment Agencies Singapore in one to two months. The federation has already signed an […]