An estimated two million Burmese are working inside Thailand, some documented and others there illegally, escaping decades of war back home. Apart from the lack of job opportunities in their own country, many are escaping extreme poverty. Most are in construction, working up to ten hours a day, seven days a week.
Amid expectation of smooth political transition, several countries have upped their investment in Myanmar to higher stakes. Thailand’s total investment in Myanmar has nearly reached US$10 billion, making the Kingdom the second-largest source of foreign direct investment FDI into the country after China