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Malaysia launches biometrics system for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Malaysia

Malaysia's  Immigration Department has launched a biometric fingerprint identification system to be used in medical examinations for foreign workers.

Under the system, which will be implemented by October, those undergoing medical check-ups will have to go through biometric identification to verify and cross-check their identities with the Malaysian Immigration Syst Read More


Biometric system to weed out unhealthy foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaymailonline.com —

SHAH ALAM, Aug 1 — Beginning October, only foreign workers with their fingerprints recorded under the biometric system can go through health screening before getting employment.

Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said it was for the purpose of verifying their identity before the health screening and aimed at restricting the spread of infectious diseases in the Read More


Govt Collected RM13.7b In Taxes From Foreign Workers Since 2012

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Malaysia
http://malaysiandigest.com —

KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM13.7 billion has been levied from foreign workers in the last 6 years, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid said in 2017, around 1.7 million foreign workers with temporary foreign workers permits (PLKS) who were hired legally contributed to the tax collection of a Read More


Illegal workers in Saudi face prison, SAR50,000 fine as crackdown begins

Posted by jaypee 134 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Illegal foreign workers that failed to participate in Saudi Arabia’s recent amnesty period are facing up to a six months in jail, a SAR50,000 fine and deportation, according to reports.

Arabic publication Al-Madinah cited the kingdom’s Passports Department as saying the punishments were part of a crackdown campaign and would depend on the severity of the offenc Read More


Six-month jail sentence, SR50,000 fine for unauthorized foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 134 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Unauthorized foreign workers, or those working on their account, will face severe penalties reaching up to six months in jail, a SR50,000 ($13,331) fine and deportation, local media said, quoting the General Directorate of Passports.
Penalties of work violators will come in a gradual step where expats working independently will be fined SR10,000 and deported if the violation

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Migrant worker registrations short of target

Posted by jaypee 135 days ago Thailand
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Fewer than 200,000 migrant workers were registered in the first week of a new government programme, far short of the target of 600,000 to 800,000 that authorities had set.

The Labour Ministry said that 58,066 employers had sought registration for 190,926 workers since Monday at centres set up across the country.

The registration drive w Read More


Group urges help for foreign workers fleeing bad work - Taipei Times

Posted by jaypee 135 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

Employment Service Act (就業服務法) regulations should be revised to allow greater flexibility for foreign workers who flee illegal labor conditions, labor rights advocates said yesterday during a protest outside the Ministry of Labor in Taipei.

“For the responsible agency to ignore a worker’s rights just because a new administrative rule has not passed amounts to truly for Read More


Japan treats 1 million foreign workers as ‘non-existent’

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Japan
http://www.asahi.com —

Foreign workers in Japan are increasingly being seen as a valuable resource amid Japan’s declining birthrate and growing elderly population.

However, recent headlines in the media express concern about the influx of immigrants.

“Should we accept immigrants?” one publication asked.

Another worried that, “What will happen if foreigners become our Read More