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Myanmar Workers in Thailand to Get Special Exemption

The Thai authorities are expected to grant special exemption to undocumented Myanmar migrant workers working in Thailand at the request of the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok.

The Thai Labour Ministry is making arrangement for a cabinet resolution not to arrest Myanmar migrant workers, who passed the four years limit to work, during a period of 180 days, state-run media reported.

The Thai side has also taken initial measures to issue visas to the children of Myanmar immigrants at the request of the Myanmar Embassy following talks between Myanmar ambassador and the Thai Immigration Bureau commissioner recently.

As of October 21, the Myanmar authorities have issued ordinary passports to Myanmar workers who are going to work in Thailand in accordance with the memorandum of understanding between the two countries.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the Myanmar side is to open six ordinary passport issuing centres in Kawthoung, Htikhi, Mawtaung, Myawaddy, Tachileik as well as the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand.

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