Eight overseas employment agencies face legal charges

EIGHT local overseas employment agencies have been charges by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population as they fail to abide by the ministry’s rules. Three agencies have had their operations suspended.

A total of 253 overseas employment agencies have been registered in the country. Action is being taken against agencies which have been found to break existing rules and regulations related to sending labourers abroad. The ministry has urged domestic workers to make inquiries into the background history of their agency. A registered agency has to provide trainings to employees before sending them overseas and provide necessary assistances to those who face difficulties in foreign countries.

A majority of Myanmar migrants have been sent to Thailand. Malaysia ranks second followed by South Korea.

According to the ministry’s figures around 6,000 domestic workers go to Thailand monthly, 3,000 to Malaysia, 600 to South Korea, 200 to Japan and 100 to Singapore.

Source:Global New Light of Myanmar

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