In pictures: Burmese migrants

Open to abuse

A young Burmese worker rests briefly while packing ice in the tubs which will transport prawns to the factories in Mahachai.

With or without work permits, these Burmese workers are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Many are under age. Recent police raids in Mahachai have discovered factories where Burmese workers were kept in appalling conditions, and barred from leaving for years.

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