A video apparently showing men beating up Burmese prostitutes in Thailand is set to go viral on the net. The video provoked outrage in Thailand where it was first aired on Thai TV having been picked up from Youtube.
But will the culprits be brought to justice? Thais have suggested that they were Burmese pimps, others say they are Thai pimps, and there has even been a suggestion that they were Thai police. However one assailant does certainly seem to be carrying a Burmese style shoulder bag and Burmese is spoken. There is also a claim that the video was shot in Malaysia. Well I guess nobody wants to take credit for this an the rules in this business in Asia can be similar.
Its even been suggested that this is a training video – to show to women what’s in store if they do not toe the line.
What is for certain however is that tens of thousands of Burmese pay heavy prices in one way or another for working in Thailand, and while their own country’s economy is improving they still desperately need the jobs and are regarded as cheap labour – and easily discarded.
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