Gyeongnam Myanmarese Community


- The number of residents: 27,592 (as of Nov. 30th 2019)
- The number of residents in Gyeongnam: 2,377
- Type of migration: Non-expert worker, refugee

directions_walkHistory of the community

2018 establishment (current president: Naing Aung, the number of members: approximately 1, 260)
2018~2020  participated in MAMF
2019.11 met with Aung San Suu Kyi, then State Counsellor of Myanmar as a representative Myanmarese community in Korea participated in ASEAN Fantasia
2020 raised funds for Gyeongnam in fight against Covid19
2021.2 organized a democratic movement against the military government of Myanmar
2021.2 released a joint statement against the military government of Myanmar
2021.5 released a joint statement for residential rights for foreign workers (on Labor Day)
2021.8 released a joint statement to urge Covid relief funds for all
2021.9 organized a promotion group of migrants for MAMF2021 

menu_bookKey Activities

- Human rights movement Gyeongam Myanmarese Community(GMC) has organized a nationwide protest for democracy every Sunday since February 2021 in an effort to raise public awareness among Korean citizens, to stop arresting and detaining democracy activists, and to help raise funds for victims of the protests as well as other vulnerable social members. GMC also serves an important role in delivering the newest developments of the democracy movement of Myanmar to Korean news outlets and organizing Korean media interviews with key members of NUG(National Unity Government of Myanmar)
- Self-governing Activities annual New Year’s ceremony, Buddhist festival, birthday party of members, interpretation support, among other promotion campaigns

people_outlineKey Figures

- The late AUNG TIN TUN a filmmaker, executive committee chairman of MAMF2012 Migrants Film Festival
- Zaw Moe Aung a human rights activist, representative of Korea and Myanmar Solidarity

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