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61 Nepalis rescued from Libya; 47 still stranded

Posted by jaypee 737018 days ago Nepal
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Sixty-one Nepali migrant workers held hostage by their employer in north African nation Libya have been rescued and brought to Nepal. 47 others are still held hostage in Libya.

21 of them arrived in Nepal on Tuesday and 40 others arrived on Wednesday. The stranded Nepali migrant workers were rescued with joint efforts from Foreign Employment Promotion Board (FEPB), International Organizati

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More than 3,000 applications for Korean jobs

Posted by jaypee 737018 days ago Sri Lanka
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More than 3,000 job seekers flocked to the Police Park pavilion Bambalapitiya by mid day yesterday to obtain application forms from the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) to seek jobs in Korea.

Deputy SLBFE General Manager W.M.V. Wanasekera told the Daily News yesterday, the applications for Korean jobs could be obtained from 13 locations including Jaffna, Batticaloa and Vavuni

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Cambodian maids fill Indonesian void

Posted by jaypee 737018 days ago Malaysia
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Cambodian maids are filling the void left by the freeze on Indonesian maids, said Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies (Papa) president Alwi Bavutty.

He said thousands of Cambodians were being brought into the country every month to cater to the demand for maids.

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Malaysia to Propose Better Protection for Employers in MoU

Posted by jaypee 737018 days ago Indonesia —

Malaysia is proposing better protection provisions for Malaysian employers in the new memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian maids.

They include the extension of the guarantee period to six months from the three-month period provided in the 2006 MoU and reimbursement of advance payment s

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Concern Over Illegal Foreign Workers

Posted by jacobo 737018 days ago Brunei Darussalam
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Brunei-Muara - The Ministry of Home Affairs is exploring possibilities on how they can administer business licences, which can only be applied and renewed by Bruneian bumiputra (locals), following cases of abuse on the existing miscellaneous licences over the past two decades.

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Maids from Timor Leste an option, says Dr Subra

Posted by jaypee 737018 days ago Malaysia
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Recruitment of domestic maids from Timor Leste is one of the options available to the government, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.

"That is one of the options which we are keeping...we did discuss (that) but we did not make (any) decision on this," Dr Subramaniam told Bernama on Sunday.

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Changhua offers support for foreign spouses

Posted by jaypee 737018 days ago Taiwan
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The Changhua County Government said yesterday that it has been holding free counseling sessions for foreign spouses of Taiwan citizens to help them adapt to life in the country. Read More


OFW groups oppose DFA budget cuts

Posted by jaypee 737018 days ago Philippines
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Migrant groups expressed dismay over the slashed budget of the Department of Foreign Affairs for next year.

Garry Martinez of Migrante International said President Benigno Aquino III Read More