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 […]

Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar deepen Russia ties to blunt economic woes

From wooing more Russian tourists to boosting trade, Southeast Asian nations are bolstering economic ties with Russia in hopes of curbing inflation and spurring their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. and European countries have imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. But these efforts could be hindered by […]

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 […]

Meeting on expansion of using Baht/Kyat and Yuan/Kyat in border trade held

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar Daw Than Than Swe, Secretary of the Central Committee for Ensuring the Smooth Flow of Trade and Goods and officials discussed the expansion of Yuan/Kyat and Baht/Kyat usage in Myanmar-China and Myanmar-Thailand border trade, yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. Myanma Economic Bank, local private banks and Thai […]

Information released on legal migration, risk of illegal migration to Thailand

The Memorandum of Understanding on Myanmar-Thailand Labour Cooperation was signed on 21 June 2003 and the employment agreement was signed on 24 June 2016.The MoU system was used to send 915,980 legal workers to Thailand as of 18 March 2020.The Ministry of Labour resumed the process of officially sending workers to Thailand after negotiations between […]

Myanmar migrant workers sent to Thailand under MoU

287 migrant workers sent to Thailand under MoU system

A total of 287 workers were sent to Thailand under the MoU system, which has been suspended for over two years, yesterday with Thai officials welcoming them, according to the Myanmar Labour Attaché Office in Thailand.On 10 May, 78 male and 209 female workers totalling 287 workers were sent to Thailand under the MoU system […]

Myanmar and Thailand discuss drug control cooperation

At the invitation of Justice Minister of Thailand Mr Somsak Thepsutin, a delegation led by Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Soe Htut went to Bangkok on 22 April to promote the Myanmar-Thai drug control cooperation.At the meeting, the two sides cordially discussed joint drug control issues between the two countries, the success of the […]

Thailand Cracks Down on Trafficking of Myanmar, Other Workers

Warrants are being sought to arrest smugglers of illegal Myanmar migrant workers and seize their assets as Thai authorities continue their crackdown on people entering the country illegally to find work following the Nov. 1 reopening. Labor Minister Suchart Chomklin said the ministry has asked assistant national police chief Police Lieutenant General Surachet Hakparn to […]

1 mln tonnes of corn expected to export to Thailand this year

Myanmar intends to reach the export target of one million tonnes of corn to Thailand this year, said U Min Khaing, chair of the Myanmar Corn Industrial Association. Myanmar will be allowed for corn export between February and August, under zero tariff, as Thailand has corn requirements. “Thailand needs 2 million tonnes of corn as […]