Thousands of illegal Myanmar migrant workers detained in Thailand since coup

More than 20,000 Myanmar citizens have been detained by Thai authorities for illegally crossing the border into Thailand since last year’s military takeover, according to migrant workers’ rights activists. Tens of thousands of Myanmar nationals have left Myanmar for Thailand either to find jobs amid a post-coup economic downturn in their home country, or to […]

Exodus of workers grows as living costs rise in Myanmar

Despite a 30 percent hike in the daily minimum wage last year, the soaring cost of living in Myanmar is driving workers abroad for better incomes. More recently, a growing number are leaving the country illegally, braving life-threatening conditions and risking deportation to find better paying jobs in neighbouring Thailand and farther south in Malaysia. […]