Myanmar, Thailand negotiate to solve migrant labour issue

In an attempt to solve the growing problem of undocumented Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand who are returning to their homeland out of fear of a new labour decree, the two countries are negotiating on issuing official documents to workers, but the talks are still ongoing and incomplete, said Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and […]

Migrant workers fear impact of Mae Sot economic zone

The development by the Thai government of a special economic zone at Mae Sot, which is intended to improve trade and communications between Thailand and Myanmar, could have devastating consequences for local inhabitants. These include an estimated half a million Myanmar migrant workers living just across the border in Thailand. The proposed SEZ has a […]