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Labor Migration to Malaysia to Resume

1 August 2013

Burmese job recruitment agencies will soon be allowed to send migrant workers to Malaysia again, Mizzima reports. Burma’s government implemented a temporary halt on the labor migration in late May after Burmese migrants of Buddhist and Muslim faiths reportedly clashed in Kuala Lumpur. The deadly violence, which killed 10, was seen as a spillover of inter-communal tensions in their home country. Min Hlaing, the chairman of the Federation of Overseas Employment Agencies, said 70 agencies were ready to deploy about 3,000 workers overseas soon. “It is good news that the authorities will allow Myanmar workers to work in Malaysia again,” he said.