From Yangon to Dubai, A Journey Into The Cyber Romance Scam World (III)

MAY 9th, 2024 // David* worked in a scam center in Dubai, targeting European men . His team posed as women on social media, luring targets into investing in fake platforms with promises of love and affection. His experience, a lifeline after fleeing Myanmar’s turmoil post-coup, sheds light on the dark underbelly of migrant exploitation and online scams prevalent in Southeast Asian borders but also in Dubai’s shadowy job market.

From Yangon to Dubai, David’s Odyssey Into The Cyber Romance Scam World (II)

MAY 7th, 2024 // David* worked in a scam center in Dubai, targeting European men . His team posed as women on social media, luring targets into investing in fake platforms with promises of love and affection. His experience, a lifeline after fleeing Myanmar’s turmoil post-coup, sheds light on the dark underbelly of migrant exploitation and online scams prevalent in Southeast Asian borders but also in Dubai’s shadowy job market.

From Yangon to Dubai, David’s Odyssey Into The Cyber Romance Scam World (I)

MAY 5th, 2024 // David* worked in a scam center in Dubai, targeting European men . His team posed as women on social media, luring targets into investing in fake platforms with promises of love and affection. His experience, a lifeline after fleeing Myanmar’s turmoil post-coup, sheds light on the dark underbelly of migrant exploitation and online scams prevalent in Southeast Asian borders but also in Dubai’s shadowy job market.

Myanmar’s Stateless Migrant Children in Thailand

APRIL, 28th, 2024 // Even though Saw Win is a legally employed migrant worker in Thailand, he still cannot access the right to register the birth of his child. This widespread issue raises questions about the birth registration process related to migrants’ workplaces and local government agencies. The problem is caused by corruption and use of discretion from government officials, as well as the denial of responsibility by employers.

Airtrikes Epidemic (III) // “Not every house has a bomb shelter yet”

MARCH, 15th, 2024 // In the three years following the coup, the Myanmar military has conducted 1,652 airstrikes across the country. The Sagaing Region has been subject to the most aerial attacks to this date. Regionwide, bunkers and trenches are proliferating to protect civilians, such as Min Hla village.

Into the Life of Myanmar Women Factory Workers

FEBRUARY 26th, 2024 // Long familiar with the tiny gains and vicious crashes brought on by political shocks, workers in Myanmar now face insurmountable hardships as the fourth year post-coup gets underway. People must now decide either to shelter in place with no end in sight, or face down unknown conditions as migrant workers overseas. Young garment factory workers share their experiences from Yangon and Samut Prakarn, in neighbouring Thailand.

Checkpoints // Myanmar Map of Lawlessness

Shoddy concrete structures connected to the military have become a common and menacing sight in Myanmar. These pillboxes are being used by the military as watchtowers and strongholds from which they can erratically impose invasive checks on civilians, subjecting them to bullying, intimidation and arbitrary arrest.

Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand not invited to first social security board election

Myanmar migrant workers in Mahachai, the major industrial zone west of Bangkok, Thailand. / Visual Rebellion Myanmar

DECEMBER 4th, 2023 // At the end of the month, Thailand is hosting its first social security board election. Close to one million workers from Myanmar, who contribute equally to this multi-million dollar fund, are not allowed to participate. A Thai migrant worker rights advocate is running to represent Myanmar nationals and will be listed as a candidate.

United by Blood Money, Police States Stand Together

OCTOBER 29th, 2023 // “Will the Singaporean Government stand for blood money – or clean business, with dignity?”

The Burmese diaspora stood in front of the Singapore embassy in Bangkok to demand that Singapore stop selling arms used to kill their fellow citizens in Myanmar.