Victims of forced labour in Thailand saved by police

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Victims of forced labour being seen after salvation. Photo: Kyaw Soe (Kawthaung)
Victims of forced labour being seen after salvation. Photo: Kyaw Soe (Kawthaung)

MORE THAN 260 Myanmar migrants, including 104 undocumented labourers who were forced to work in Thailand, have been rescued by responsible organizations of Thailand and Myanmar.
In cooperation with Myanmar Association in Thailand (MAT), Aid Alliance Committee for Myanmar Workers (AAC), officials from the Myanmar Embassy, Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and Thailand Ministry of Labour, a combined team raided the Thai Better Food Factory to save those migrants, including over 160 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) workers on 25 August.
According to investigators, the migrants have worked at the factory for over six months. They have faced difficulties in obtaining legal protection because they were not provided with an ID card that was supposed to be given by the employer, who also failed to provide a monthly salary to workers with or without an MoU.—Kyaw Soe (Kawthaung)v01 (1) (1)

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