September 22, 2017

11 trafficked fishermen rescued in Yay

Rescued boat men give a press conference in Yangon. Photo: CTUM
Rescued boat men give a press conference in Yangon. Photo: CTUM

ELEVEN trafficked fishermen were rescued by the police and the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM) in July with the arrest of six suspects for trafficking.
The rescue and arrests came on 12 July after the CTUM tipped off police that a trafficked fisherman in Yay Township, Taninthayi Region, contacted the CTUM’s migrant labour unit on 6th July.
At the press conference held in Yangon yesterday the trafficked fishermen voiced their concern that about 90 per cent of the total number of held fishermen remain to be rescued from their work on the Myanmar sea.
U Maung Maung, President of CTUM, said the organisation would submit a recommendation letter regarding the trafficking in persons to the parliament.

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