Myanmar workers accuse compatriot of visa swindle in Thailand

Thirteen Myanmar workers on Tuesday filed a complaint with police, accusing a Myanmar woman of swindling them each out 10,000 baht for promised alien identification cards and visa extensions she failed to provide. They were led by Me Tu, 53, and accompanied by lawyer Krisda Trisanputtachart when they filed their complaints with Samrong Tai police […]

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 […]

Myanmar police hunt scavengers who found huge jade boulder

YANGON – Police are hunting five gem scavengers who discovered a huge jade boulder at a mine in northern Myanmar after a senior regulatory official accused them of leading an attempt to steal it. The prospectors found the 8.7 ton block of the precious stone last week in a mine at Hpakant in Kachin State, […]