Nearly 2,000 Myanmar migrant workers arrested in Thailand in nine months

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Myawaddy, 1 October

Nearly 2,000 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers were arrested in Thailand in nine months from January to September this year, according to the Bangkok Post.

The Ministry of Labor of Thailand conducted a random inspection at 53,000 workplaces in Thailand from October of last year to September of this year.

During the investigation, more than 3,400 undocumented foreign migrant workers were arrested, the majority of 1850 persons were Myanmar workers.

U Peter, who helps Myanmar migrant workers based in Thailand, told Than Lwin Times that undocumented Myanmar migrant workers are arrested every day in Thailand.

He went on to say that because of the Thai government’s restrictions, it is impossible to fully support the arrested undocumented Myanmar migrant workers, but he is doing his best to assist MOU workers and legal migrant workers.

According to the Bangkok Post, the workers arrested include Myanmar migrant workers, 636 Cambodians, 562 Laotians, 145 Vietnamese, and others.

Illegal migrant workers working in businesses restricted by Thai government authorities were mostly arrested in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Nakhon Pathom and Ranong districts.

News-Than Lwin Times

Photo- Bangkok Post

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