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Burmese Workers Return after Clash with Thais

14 November 2012

Around 175 Burmese migrant workers have left Thailand after clashing last weekend with their Thai co-workers at a construction site in Samut Prakan Province, near Bangkok. The workers returned to Burma through Myawaddy Township on Tuesday after they were fired by their Thai employer, 3-PORN Construction, for the fight that broke out last Saturday. The company employs 900 Burmese hired under a labor-sharing agreement between Thailand and Burma. Kyaw Thaung, a labor activist from the Myanmar Association Thailand, said his group would help the workers to get compensation.