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Myanmar workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

A “mafia” of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar citizens seeking to work in Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom’s notoriously shadowy job market, activists and workers say. Migrant labor – much of it from Myanmar – has propped up Thailand’s economy for years, with foreigners working everywhere from factories to […]