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Migrant labour registration low, 'worrying'

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Thailand
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The Thai Chamber of Commerce has voiced concerns about the low number of worker registrations in the service, construction, farm and fishery sectors.

Chamber vice-chairman Poj Aramwattananont warned there will be swift legal penalties against workers if they fail to register before the Aug 7 deadline.

He said businesses and employers are making their Read More


Law blocks migrant workers from voting

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Thailand
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The National Election Committee has said current laws forbid out-of-country registration and voting, following a meeting yesterday to discuss involving migrant workers in next year’s national election.

NEC president Sik Bun Hok said the committee was not trying to disenfranchise the millions of Cambodians working abroad, but was simply following the Read More


600 foreign workers hired to overcome labour shortage: FGV

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) had hired almost 600 foreign workers to date in order to overcome labour shortage at its plantations.

According to FGV officer-in-charge Datuk Khairil Anuar Aziz, the intensive hiring programme carried out by FGV to overcome the shortage of labour issue was p Read More


Migrant registrations 'unrealistically low'

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Thailand
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The Thai Chamber of Commerce has urged employers to speed up registering their illegal migrant workers by the Monday deadline, saying the number of applications to date was unrealistically low.

Poj Aramwattananont, vice-chairman of the chamber, said on Thursday that the number of registrations in domestic service, construction and farming sect Read More


Thailand opens new centres for migrant workers to upgrade their legal status

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Thailand
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Thailand’s Ministry of Labour has opened 99 centres nationwide for Myanmar migrant workers to upgrade their legal status, according to the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok.

The ministry began work on 24 July to formalize the legality of migrant workers after new labour regulations took effect on 23 June. The ministry reported that between 24 and 30 July, 35,386 workers fr Read More


New Taipei launches website to help filter migrant worker brokers

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) The New Taipei City government on Tuesday launched a website to allow employers of migrant workers to check information about brokers and recruitment agencies in the city and thus filter out agencies that have a history of malpractice.

On the website, employers can search for brokers and recruitment agencies that have government ratings and check the nation

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Malaysia launches biometrics system for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 15 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


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

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Malaysia
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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