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Malaysia continues crackdown on illegal migrant workers even as businesses cry foul

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Raids on construction sites have become a daily exercise since Malaysia began its nationwide crackdown on illegal foreign workers on Jul 1. In the first 10 days of the operation, more than 3,300 illegal migrants have been arrested, including more than 60 employers.


It was not without warning. Immigration authorities had given employers nearly five months to register i Read More

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Cambodia says 79 Cambodian migrant workers arrested in crackdowns in Malaysia - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Cambodia
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PHNOM PENH, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday that Malaysia has arrested 79 Cambodians in its crackdowns on illegal migrant workers.


The Malaysian immigration police launched crackdowns on illegal foreign workers on July 1.


"According to information from the Malaysian authorities, 47 Cambodian male workers and 32 female Read More

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Holistic solution needed for foreign workers issue

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A holistic solution is being worked on to find a way to resolve the issue of undocumented foreign workers and the problems faced by employers to seek workers, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.


 


“I am in the midst of discussing with a few consultants for a comprehensive solution. It is a complex issue Read More

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Malaysia hit for migrant worker crackdown

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has rounded up over 3,000 undocumented migrant workers this month in a major crackdown, prompting alarm Wednesday from lawmakers across the region who said the campaign was “victimizing the vulnerable.”


The relatively developed country is a magnet for migrant workers from across Asia, but several million are believed to be undocum Read More

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15 days to bring migrant workers under net

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Thailand
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People involved in the employment of unregistered migrant workers will have 15 days to apply for their recruitment after the new labour law was suspended for 180 days, said a senior labour official. Waranont...

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60% of illegal foreign workers without permanent employment

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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ILLEGAL foreign workers are flooding the domestic labour market with industry players estimating that one in two foreign workers in Malaysia is illegal.


It is also estimated that 60% of the illegals in the country are part-time workers hopping from job to job.


It is a big question mark whether the immigration department, which is conducting a blitz on illega Read More

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Malaysia begins crackdown on illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA • Malaysia is swooping down on thousands of illegal foreign workers in the country hours after a deadline for registering them passed last Friday.


Just after midnight last Saturday, a convoy of trucks and cars carrying 86 officers rolled out from the Immigration Department headquarters in Putrajaya, Selangor, heading north towards Kapar town, about 60km away.


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Foreign workers go underground

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: It is only the third day of a nationwide operation against illegal foreign workers but employers are beginning to feel the heat.


Fearing enforcement, a large number of both legal and illegal foreign workers have gone into hi­ding, and their employers fear they will not turn up for work until things have cooled down.


Among the industries badly af­fe Read More