Agencies set to send factory workers to Singapore again

Some of Myanmar overseas employment agencies have started preparing to send workers to electronics factories in Singapore, without charging agency fees, weeks after the government lifted a ban on sending workers to the island-state. An executive of the Hnin Oo Wai Overseas Employment Agency said that the company is negotiating with a Singapore electronics factory […]

Myanmar workers can now go to Malaysia

The Myanmar government will allow Myanmar migrant labourers to return to Malaysia after a six month work suspension by Malaysian authorities, according to Daw Khin Nwe Oo, the deputy director-general of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population’s Labour Department. Myanmar had been sending about 4,000 workers to Malaysia, monthly, until 6 December, when Malaysian […]

Eight overseas employment agencies face legal charges

EIGHT local overseas employment agencies have been charges by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population as they fail to abide by the ministry’s rules. Three agencies have had their operations suspended. A total of 253 overseas employment agencies have been registered in the country. Action is being taken against agencies which have been found […]