Police warn against trafficking of Myanmar women for forced marriage, labour

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - Anti-Human Trafficking Police Force has issued a series of warnings against trafficking of Myanmar women into marrying Chinese or Japanese people through incentives, exploitations, forced labour and bullying.

Anti-Human Trafficking Police Force has issued a series of warnings against trafficking of Myanmar women into marrying Chinese or Japanese people through incentives, exploitations, forced labour and bullying.

International Culture Exchange One for Myanmar, the Facebook page of a dating company in Japan has invited enlistments of Myanmar women wishing to marry Japanese men by saying that the number of single men is increasing in Japan accounting for 25 percent of the total male population and that Myanmar women are most popular among Japanese men.

If got married to a Japanese man, the woman will be given a wedding ring and K3 million while 100,000 yen will go to the broker, stated the company's Facebook page.

In response, Myanmar Anti-Human Trafficking Police Force has issued a statement against the Japanese dating company.

"We have found job appointment letters for marriage. This is illegal. Even the legitimate company cannot do this. This must have been done by illegitimate agencies," said police major Khin Maung Kywe from Anti-Human Trafficking Police Force (Yangon).

The warning letter also said that Chinese people living in Manila, the Philippines, via WeChat, persuaded Myanmar citizens who can speak Chinese into working there by offering a good salary. When they went there, they were forced to work illegal gambling centres facing exploitation and bullying.

The police officer urged Myanmar citizens not to believe such incentives and warned them against forced marriage, exploitation, forced labour and bullying.

From January to the third week of November this year, Myanmar saw 189 human trafficking cases, about 50 of which happened in Yangon Region.

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