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Fewer workers return to Myanmar in wake of new labour law

Jul 07. 2017
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By The Nation

The number of Myanmar migrant workers leaving Thailand via Tak’s Mae Sot district has already dropped.

On Thursday, just 1,869 crossed the border back to Myanmar, compared to between 4,500 and 6,000 a day earlier. 

The decrease is apparently related to the Thai government’s decision to grant a 180-day grace period from the tough penalties prescribed by the newly-introduced Executive Decree on Foreign Worker Management. 

After the decree prompted an exodus of migrant workers after it took effect on June 23. 

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