October 20, 2017

Three Myanmar migrant workers rescued from slave-like condition in Thailand

(From left to right) U Tin Shwe, U Aung Ba Khin and U Tun Maung Thein are seen after being rescued.  Photo: MAT
(From left to right) U Tin Shwe, U Aung Ba Khin and U Tun Maung Thein are seen after being rescued.
Photo: MAT

THREE migrant workers from Myanmar were rescued on Saturday from slave-like conditions on a fishing boat in Thailand, according to the Myanmar Association in Thailand (MAT).
The three workers have been identified as U Tin Shwe, 35, U Aung Ba Khin, 42, and U Tun Maung Thein, 42. All three are from Rakhine State.
The three migrant workers had been working on the fishing boat for five months without receiving any salaries, said U Tun Maung Thein.
Acting on a tip-off from a migrant worker, the MAT rescued the workers.  “Making documents and passports for migrant workers in order to stay in Thailand does not play an important role in fighting the human trafficking,” said U Kyaw Thaung, director of MAT, calling for the Thai government to take serious action against the main causes of human trafficking.—Soe Win (SP)

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