Thailand and Burma have agreed to set up a joint working committee to solve labour problems arising from confusion over Thailand’s tough new migrant worker rules.
The move comes after a tragic incident on 12 June when a Burmese domestic helper jumped to her death from a 19-storey building in Singapore.
Under the pilot scheme, a group of 300 Rohingya would be allowed to work legally in the plantation and manufacturing sectors.
Prominent British rights activist Andy Hall leaves Thailand, saying he fears for his safety amid legal problems and growing harassment from companies.
A new exhibition at Rangoon’s Deitta Gallery explores the lives of Burmese migrants in Thailand.
A top European Union official criticises a Thai court ruling that found the British rights activist guilty of criminal defamation for alleging labour abuses.