14 stranded Myanmar workers return from Saudi Arabia

Myanmar migrant workers, who were denied from getting final exist Visa by their employers for leaving jobs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, returned Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Myanmar migrant workers, who were denied from getting final exist Visa by their employers for leaving jobs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, returned Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

Fourteen Myanmar migrant workers, who were denied from getting Final Exist Visa by their employers for leaving jobs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, returned Yangon yesterday after negotiation between Myanmar government and Saudi authorities.
To bring them back, the Consular and Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar Embassy in Riyadh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population negotiated with the International Organization for Migration-IOM, employers of the workers and Saudi authorities.
The fourteen workers are of 26 workers who left for Saudi Arabia in December 2010 to work there under the six-year contract with Dar Ai Samara Est for General Contracting.
Of them, one returned home with his own arrangement after the contract, but the remaining workers left the job before it was finished under the terms of contract due to lack of salaries, threatens and inconvenient food.
Eleven workers returned home under their own arrangement following the negotiation between the Myanmar Embassy in Riyadh and Saudi authorities.
The last batch of 14 workers were exempted from paying tax, visa fee and fine thanks to the negotiation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Saudi authorities.
The IOM paid flight expenses for the workers.— Myanmar News Agency

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