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Govt. plans to attract more tourists through Maw Taung gate

Maw Taung border gate in Myanmar-Thailand border is seeing less tourists and it need to open permanently to attract the tourists, according to officials and traders. Trading and tourism sectors through Maw Taung border gate have restrictions as it is a special temporary border trade post in Thailand side. Myanmar opened the border gate as […]

New marine breeding zones in Twante, Yangon to accelerate GDP growth

The plan will be implemented in the Twante and Yangon areas, he said at the meeting with the vice president and businesses. “The current government is very much interested in the fisheries sector. The sector can contribute immediate benefits for faster GDP growth. So, negotiations are underway to implement a special fisheries project in Twante […]

Thai Junta Suspends New Labour Law, Extends Deadline After Exodus

BANGKOK/MAHACHAI, Thailand July 4 (Reuters) – Thailand’s junta delayed on Tuesday parts of a new labour law aimed at regulating the foreign workforce after the decree sparked panic and prompted more than 60,000 foreign workers to flee from the country. The military government, which has ruled since a 2014 coup, has invoked Article 44, a […]

Myanmar migrant workers to lodge appeal seeking back pay from Thai poultry giant

An appeal letter for 14 Myanmar migrant workers will be filed today pressing ahead with demands for substantial additional compensation from a poultry farm in Thailand’s Lopburi province accused of labour abuses, according to the Migrant Workers Rights Network. The network said the claimants are seeking 46 million baht (US$1.33 million) from Thai chicken exporting […]

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Meet With Migrant Workers in Thailand

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with about 3,000 migrants from her country who work in neighboring Thailand to discuss their concerns about their status and risks during a three-day state visit that begins on Thursday, said the head of an activist organization that advocates for migrant workers. Aung San Suu Kui, […]

Thais feel impact of booming Dawei

BANGKOK • Saw Hdaik Oo, from Dawei in Myanmar, left home for Thailand when he was 15, in search of a job. He was fortunate to find one at a seafood-processing factory in Ranong, southern Thailand. And then even luckier to be promoted to oversee the refrigeration at a plant in Mahachai, which has one […]

Myanmar migrant workers hit hard

The closure of small and medium-sized seafood-processing plants in Mahachai due to a supply shortage has affected not only migrant workers from Myanmar but also local business communities in the area. The serious situation in Samut Sakhon province and other ports around Thailand was caused by a European Union ultimatum against illegal fishing. The EU […]