This week, the fate of thousands of hopeful migrant workers in Myanmar is on hold as they wait to be able to cross the Thai border and find work. Many have paid more than a million kyat in fees to brokers and recruitment agencies. The fees charged can be many times the limit set by the government – and the interest is already due.
This story is by Aye Aye Aung and Zar Ni From Frontier Myanmar. Doh Athan is a weekly podcast which looks at human rights issues from around Myanmar. It is made by Frontier with media partners from around the country. Doh Athan is made through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle and the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.