The plight of Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia revealed in a documentary

A documentary about Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia will be screened at the Equality Myanmar’s office in Pazundaung Township today. The screening will be followed by a discussion, 

“Migrant workers have recently become an emerging issue in Asean. So we started the Crossroad Project in 2014 by providing training on documentary filmmaking to Myanmar and Indonesian migrant workers residing in Malaysia. We have them do the filming to share knowledge and information about migrant workers. Now there has been more talks about migrant workers and refugees in Myanmar so we wanted the people to hear the voices of Myanmar migrant workers living in Malaysia,” said Khin Thiri Kyaw, communication and outreach coordinator of Engage Media.

“We also want to let people know that the suffering does not end even after they run away as refugees. The documentary is only five minutes long. We will get to hear the message the Myanmar workers want to get across,” she added.

The documentary will be screened with Myanmar subtitles. Admission is free and all are welcome. 

After the screening, the audience can exchange their views in a discussion with Yin Htwe, chairman of Labor Rights Defenders and Promoters.