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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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Aug 29, 2020

The borderland of Samut Sakhon province in Thailand has recently had a huge majority of its workers hailing from Myanmar. How did the Burmese end up in such large numbers there in particular, and how does Thai society view their presence? Dr Puttaporn Areeprachakun (Jip), Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Chulalongkorn University, joins us to discuss her ethnographic research on these multi-ethnic, majority Buddhist, Myanmar migrant workers.