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Myanmar workers eye jobs in Macau

Publication Date : 19-08-2014


Myanmar workers will be sent to work in casinos and factories in Macau, Min Hlaing, chairman of the Overseas Employment Agency Federation, said on Saturday.

The agency is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an agency in Macau to allow this to happen.

"Macau is peaceful and tranquil country. Its salary levels are two or three times better than Thailand and Malaysia. They [employers in Macau] give a salary of more than US$1,000 to security workers. Moreover, it has good labour rights.

"We are going to send workers to Macau after signing an MoU. The Ministry of Labour also called for the signing of an MoU without delay," Min Hlaing said.

"Mainly, we will send Myanmar workers, including women who will work either in factories or in casinos. Our workers shouldn't miss the opportunities because the salaries are good."

If Myanmar workers do work in factories and casinos in Macau, they will be paid a salary of at least $600 to more than $1,000 (a month).

Fifteen countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea and Japan officially send workers abroad and Macau will soon become a nearby location where Myanmar workers are sent. Millions of Myanmar citizens work abroad due to the shortage of local opportunties and low salaries, according to the International Migrant Organisation.


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