Myanmar introduces new measures to protect child labourers

Child workers in Yangon carry sandstones in Pazundaung. Photo: Mizzima

The Myanmar government will release a list of jobs which are warned as unsuitable for children to do in the country to prevent them from working in hazardous condition, Xinhua reported quoting state media.

The move was aimed at helping protect the children's right to survive, labour rights and right to education, among others, the report said.

There are nearly 1.3 million child labourers in Myanmar, 80 percent of them are from rural areas, according to surveys.

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