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Migrant worker policies 'a mess'

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Government officials are being urged to quickly develop clear and concrete policies regarding the length of time workers from Myanmar can stay in Thailand to prevent vulnerable migrants from being tricked by unscrupulous visa brokers and officials. 

There are an estimated 3 million foreign migrant workers in Thailand, more than 80 per cent of whom originate from Myanmar.

According to a memorandum of understanding between Thailand and Myanmar, migrants from Myanmar who work in Thailand for four years must return home for three years before becoming eligible to return to Thailand. 

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