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Tin Tin Win has lived in Thailand for 12 years. He is now a registered worker, but still remembers when he used to have to pay bribes to avoid deportation. "Different groups of police would come," he remembers. "We had to pay them one after the other. No matter how much we earned, they would take it all."<br />
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Like migrant communities all over the world, the Burmese in Thailand are often reviled by their hosts. as lazy, dirty and dishonest. The truth, as always, is completely different.

Tin Tin Win has lived in Thailand for 12 years. He is now a registered worker, but still remembers when he used to have to pay bribes to avoid deportation. "Different groups of police would come," he remembers. "We had to pay them one after the other. No matter how much we earned, they would take it all."

Like migrant communities all over the world, the Burmese in Thailand are often reviled by their hosts. as lazy, dirty and dishonest. The truth, as always, is...
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