The four detained suspects are all members of one family that operated the Ava Tailors garment shop in the heart of Rangoon’s old colonial quarter.
The Burma-Laos border is mostly unguarded. The terrain is rugged and hostile, where the drug trade flourishes in lawless enclaves on both sides of the river.
Six smugglers at the centre of a “pay and turn back” row between Indonesia and Australia were being questioned by Indonesian police on Tuesday.
DVB sat down with ILO country liaison officer Steve Marshall to discuss how five years of political and economic reforms have touched Burma’s working class.
A group of locals in Thailand’s Phang Nga province have armed themselves, to track down traffickers and free their human cargo.
At an event in the Kachin capital of Myitkyina on Tuesday, Burma’s anti-human trafficking police unit said they have had just five human trafficking cases this year.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss how to protect the millions of migrant labourers who leave Burma in search of work.
Bullet Points: the news for Friday 18 July is brought to you by Angus Watson.
DVB Debate discusses why forced labour and trafficking in Burma are so widespread and debate how to end modern slavery in the country.
In Burma, there are millions of stray dogs and entrepreneurial citizens have taken notice. Across the country’s northern border, an individual dog is worth US$ 15 dollars in China – and the buyers are usually from restaurants
According to the United Nations over 900 children each year in Burma are rescued from the hands of human traffickers. While these lucky ones are reunited with their families, many[…]