A consensus between Asean countries is a relief but the 2017 Asean Consensus does not carry legal weight
Moe Thuzar For The Straits Times
Nearly seven million - or two-thirds - of approximately 10 million international migrants living and working in Asean come from within the region. In 2017, the 8 per cent of the world's migrants were from the Asean countries.
The majority of these are low-skilled and undocumented workers in the construction, plantations and domestic services sectors.