The girl, who was smuggled into Thailand at the age of 11 and forced to work at various jobs without pay, was rescued last week after five years as a captive of a fellow Burmese national.
Twelve factory employees, who are being held in remand after brawling with their supervisors, claim they are being treated unfairly and forced to work in Rangoon’s notorious prison
Forced labour continues to be an immense problem among the Rohingya population in Arakan state and has even increased in certain areas with the influx of Burmese troops after the summer’s riots
The ILO is likely to ease its criticisms against Burma on forced labour, despite fresh reports of abuses carried out by the Burmese army
The military’s top brass have promised the International Labour Organization that personnel who use forced labour will be prosecuted in accordance with civilan law
President Thein Sein published a statement in the country’s state newspaper pledging to eradicate forced labour as unions rallied to demand more rights on International Labour Day