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Myanmar Workers Macau-Bound

Myanmar workers will be sent to Macau to work at an electronics factory within a month, U Min Hlaing, chairman of Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation, said.

“Macau prefers Myanmar workers over Indonesian and Vietnamese workers. They agreed to take about 30,000 workers. Macau has expressed  demand for electronic technicians from Myanmar, but the workers have to be skilled.

U Min Hlaing said the agency also plans to send workers to Taiwan soon and is awaiting permission from the Ministry of Labour.

Myanmar has signed memoranda of understanding to send labourers to Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Workers are only sent after discussions and agreements between two countries.

According to an official from the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Labour are cooperating to make sure the legal migrant workers in foreign countries receive labour rights according to international standards.

There are nearly 100,000 legal Myanmar workers each in Malaysia and Thailand, however, the number of illegal Myanmar workers in these two countries are more than a million.

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