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Suffer the little children

Rights activists say that reforms within Myanmar aren't making a dent in the number of underage youths working both there and in Thailand and that the scourge of trafficking continues unabated

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Saw Yan Naing
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Political and social reforms in Myanmar have done little to stop horrific child labour abuses, human rights groups say. 

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS: An ethnic child beggar in Mae Sai, opposite Myanmar’s Tachilek town. Research indicates that migrant children are often forced to beg by their parents. PHOTOS: SAW YAN NAING

Just weeks after the US State Department released a damning report declaring Thailand to be an international human trafficking hub, more claims of trafficking are being aired.

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