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Just down the road is this karaoke bar, where the girls are also sex workers. Brothels and karaoke bars operate openly without any interference from the police, although they are regularly seen on the premises.<br />
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There are around 1 million Burmese migrants living in Thailand. They exist in appalling poverty. Most are employed in backbreaking manual labour, on dangerous construction sites and fisheries or in karaoke bars and brothels.  They face constant harassment - wage exploitation, physical abuse, rape and even murder are commonplace and routinely go unpunished. Few have access to decent healthcare, to education or to legal protection. For the Burmese in Thailand, human rights are little more than a dream. And yet they choose to stay. Why? Because as bad as things are in Thailand, on the other side of the border, they are even worse.

Just down the road is this karaoke bar, where the girls are also sex workers. Brothels and karaoke bars operate openly without any interference from the police, although they are regularly seen on the premises.

There are around 1 million Burmese migrants living in Thailand. They exist in appalling poverty. Most are employed in backbreaking manual labour, on dangerous construction sites and fisheries or in karaoke bars and brothels. They face constant harassment - wage...
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