YANGON: Myanmar authorities sent 24,572 migrant workers to work abroad last month, official media reported on Tuesday. The Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population sent 16,691 workers to Thailand while 6,472 workers to Malaysia and 619 to Japan in December respectively. During the period, 536 workers were sent to South Korea, 163 to Jordan, 76 to Singapore, 14 to Qatar and one to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), respectively. Meanwhile, the ministry offered a total of 26,551 local employments, of which 25,192 workers engaged in private sector last month. Aiming to promote development of the country and help people increase their incomes, the ministry has been offering local and overseas employment opportunities through online labor exchange management system.