Burma and Japan are currently negotiating a fresh MoU aimed at creating technical training programmes in Japan, as well as protecting trainees’ rights.
Burmese migrants in Thailand can now apply for – and pay for – papers to allow them to travel freely around the kingdom.
An accommodation zone for migrant workers in Thailand, a government project piloted in Samut Sakhon and Ranong, has received positive feedback from Burmese workers who now find themselves in better and more affordable living conditions.
Thailand’s Labour Ministry has urged migrant workers to have their nationalities verified by their respective countries or risk being deported after their work permits expire this year.
Thailand’s Labour Ministry agrees to allow Thai companies to hire Burmese and other foreign nationals to work as language coordinators to help with migrant staff.
The agreement will significantly shorten the “work break” period that migrants must stay in Burma after their Thai work permits expire.