Burmese migrant workers in Thailand will be able to cast ballots at the embassy in Bangkok ahead of the general election.
The following collection of photographs of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand is taken by US photographer John Hulme over a period of seven-years.
After leaving Burma for the first time in more than two decades, Aung San Suu Kyi spent her first morning abroad in Thailand’s Mahachai district where she addressed a crowd of Burmese migrants
Acting on a stringent new labour law, Thai police are leading a crackdown on Burmese migrant workers.
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.
Nearly 3,000 migrants — more than half of them from Burma — have been arrested in Thailand in less than a year for working in the country illegally.