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Burmese Workers in Thailand Face Arrest

31 January 2014

Burmese migrant workers who have been in Thailand for more than four years could face arrest because a proposal to extend their right to stay has been stalled by the dissolution of the Thai Parliament, reports The Bangkok Post. Under the terms of an MoU signed by the Thai and Burmese governments, workers from Burma are required to leave Thailand for a period of at least three years after working in the country for four years. The Thai Ministry of Labor proposed extending the four-year period, but anti-government protests forced the dissolution of Parliament before the change could be enacted.

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