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Myanmar workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

A 'mafia' of recruitment brokers is trapping Myanmar citizens seeking to work in Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation and abuse in the kingdom's notorious job market

Bangkok, October 7, 2018 10:38 AM (UTC+8)
Job brokers target Myanmar citizens such as Ma Htuwey, seen at the Migrant Worker Rights Network in Samut Sakhon last month. Many workers who go to Thailand are trapped in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight such abuse. Photo: AFP / Lillian Suwanrumpha
Job brokers target Myanmar citizens such as Ma Htuwey, seen at the Migrant Worker Rights Network in Samut Sakhon last month. Many workers who go to Thailand are trapped in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight such abuse. Photo: AFP / Lillian Suwanrumpha
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