Thai Electronics Firm Compensates Exploited Myanmar Workers in Rare Award

BANGKOK—Myanmar migrants who were illegally charged excessive recruitment fees to secure jobs at an electronics manufacturer in Thailand are being compensated in a rare award expected to spotlight a practice known to trap workers in modern slavery. Cal-Comp Electronics—which supplies tech giants such as HP Inc.—is reimbursing at least 10,000 workers, according to the Migrant […]

Myanmar’s remittances: Too many chits for kyat

No one has bothered to count how many people live in Myanmar since 1983 (when it was still Burma). No surprise then that no one has any clear idea how many people left the country during its 50 years under military rule. The men in green certainly did a savage job of mismanaging the economy […]