Several Myanmar migrant workers dismissed after Suu Kyi’s visit

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - Thai Prime Minister Pyarut Chan-o-Cha announced he temporarily suspended 23 officials, including the administrator of Samut Sakhon Province, due to poor arrangements for Suu Kyi’s visit.

UPDATE: The typo in the dateline of the story has been updated.

A total of 16 Myanmar migrant workers have submitted complaints to the Aid Alliance Committee for Myanmar Workers (AAC) as some Myanmar migrant workers who went to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Thailand were soon thereafter dismissed, according to the committee.

“The workers worked at a factory that produces canned fish, and they were dismissed from their jobs for travelling to meet Aung San Suu Kyi without permission from their factory. We are negotiating with the employers by cooperating with Thai authorities,” said Ye Min from the AAC on June 27.

“Although the arrest of Myanmar migrant workers by Thai police decreased after Suu Kyi’s trip, migrant workers are worried for their futures as conditions will soon return to how they were. They hope that the Myanmar embassy in Thailand will give them more protection because the state counsellor told the embassy to deal with the difficulties faced by workers,” said Ye Min.

Many migrant workers in Thailand could not meet with the state counsellor, who met with about 200 Myanmar migrant workers who were selected by authorities from Mahachai.

Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand, announced he temporarily suspended 23 officials, including the administrator of Samut Sakhon Province, due to poor arrangements for Suu Kyi’s visit.

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