4,800 Taninthayi children to get overseas birth certificates
Eleven Myanmar, 02 May 2017
The Taninthayi Region government has requested the Public Health Department in Nay Pyi Taw issue overseas birth certificates to more than 4,800 children who were born in Thailand.
The immigrant parents gave birth in Thailand and their children are under five years old. The parents have applied for birth certificates at the department.
Dr Kyaw Zayya, head of the regional health department, said: “Formally they are required to apply through the embassy, but no one does that. The children need birth certificates to enjoy their full rights.”
The children are living in 10 townships in the region. A total of 1,803 are in Longlon Township.