December 16, 2016

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Gov’t prepares to issue citizenship cards to migrant workers in Thailand

Migrant workers in Thailand are urged to cooperate with volunteers in conducting a survey to issue citizenship cards to them.-Photo:Reuter
Migrant workers in Thailand are urged to cooperate with volunteers in conducting a survey to issue citizenship cards to them.-Photo:Reuter

Yangon, 28 July — Myanmar will begin a survey of its citizens in Thailand in order to issue national citizenship scrutiny cards to migrant workers with temporary Thai residency, the Labour, Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday.
In its statement,the department said it had already formed five regional supervisory teams and 21 data collecting teams comprising people who can speak Thai, Myanmar and local ethnic languages to conduct the door-to-door surveys.
The department has urged more than 1 million migrant workers and their dependents to cooperate with the teams.
The teams would also go the factories collect data from those without temporary residency cards.
The temporary residency card are due to expire next March.—GNLM

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