Unlicensed overseas agent busted
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.