Un­li­censed over­seas agent busted

The Myanmar Times - - News -

A 50-year-old Ky­ee­myindaing town­ship woman was charged with op­er­at­ing an un­li­censed over­seas em­ploy­ment busi­ness on Oc­to­ber 18 af­ter her client fled a job in Sin­ga­pore.

Daw Myint Myint Win, 50, ar­ranged for the uniden­ti­fied 28-yearold woman to work as a house­maid in Sin­ga­pore. In ex­change for the air­fare and the ser­vice, the woman was to give Daw Myint Myint Win six months of her salary. The wouldbe maid was promised a US$500 per month salary and she de­parted Myan­mar on July 4.

A month and a half later, her em­ployer dis­missed her be­cause she was cry­ing about her wish to see her daugh­ter.

Daw Myint Myint Win found the woman an­other job but, on Au­gust 31, on the way to her new em­ployer, she got cold feet. She wound up at the em­bassy, where she asked to be re­turned to Myan­mar.

The em­bassy turned her over to an agency in Sin­ga­pore, which, with the help of Daw Myint Myint Win, ne­go­ti­ated a plane ticket home.

Daw Myint Myint Win has been charged un­der sec­tion 26 of the code that dic­tates over­seas em­ploy­ment for op­er­at­ing without a li­cence. She faces up to seven years in prison.

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