Myanmar workers urged to migrate officially to Thailand

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Myanmar people arrived at Thailand's border.

As Thailand has intensified security to crack down on illegal entries, Myanmar workers need to make sure their migration is official through reliable agencies, an activist on Myanmar workers’ affairs told The Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM).
“Rather than strict restriction, it is more appropriate to say that security has been tightened. Local authorities have even educated residents about reporting to them if suspicious groups of people enter villages. Surprise checks have been conducted along the route where undocumented migrants may enter. Of arrests of Myanmar people who crossed the border illegally, most were the result of residents’ reports,” he said.
Illegal entry may face a lot of risks even life-threatening, he said, and added that if there are surprise checks along the route, they may also face traffic accident if authorities chase after them. There is also a risk of being arrested if they encounter operation against undocumented migrants inside Thailand, he said.
He wants Myanmar workers to go to work in Thailand through the MoU system, and they will have the right to enjoy MoU benefits at workplaces if they come through reliable agencies that really work in compliance with this official system. Myanmar workers also need to take note of the contact numbers of respective authorities so that they can ask for help when they have difficulties in Thailand, he added. — MT/ZS/ED

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