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120-day grace period confirmed for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Thailand
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The government's foreign labour committee resolved to propose to the National Council for Peace and Order a 120-day grace period for employers and migrant workers to abide by the new foreign labour decree,...

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Govt not extending E-Card deadline for foreign workers - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: The Government is sticking to its decision not to extend the deadline for the E-Card registration for foreign workers in the country.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said there would be no leeway despite requests from employers and groups.

“Strict action awaits them. We have given more than ample time for employers. The Read More


Illegal foreign workers find themselves in a bind

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Malaysia
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PORT KLANG: Many illegal foreign workers are now caught in a bind as the offer for them to obtain the E-Card ended yesterday.


Some claim that they were stranded because their irresponsible employers had left them to fend for themselves.

Launched on Feb 15, the E-Card is for employers who wish to “rehire” the illegal foreigners on their payroll legal Read More


Over 500 illegal migrants left in lurch | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Thailand
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More than 500 illegal migrant workers from Cambodia and Myanmar were found to have been abandoned by their employers or had left their jobs following the enactment of a decree imposing harsh punishment on the recruitment of undocumented alien labourers. A total of 143 undocumented Cambodian workers found in several provinces, including Ayutthaya, Saraburi and Chach

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2,500 Burmese migrant workers deported

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Burma
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Nearly 2,500 Burmese migrants were deported yesterday from Thailand across the border to Myawaddy following a weeklong crackdown on undocumented workers.

Social welfare associations in the Burmese border town have been providing assistance to deportees. At 2pm on Thursday, the groups reported that they had recorded 2,385 Burmese migrant workers (1,457 males and 928 Read More


Raya treat for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: While most Hari Raya videos focus on local families, Mah Sing Group’s latest video celebrates the sacrifice of foreign labourers who often have to spend their Raya in Malaysia.


On Facebook, the group said there are more than two million migrant workers in Malaysia, many of them Muslims who work throughout Ramadan.

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Foreign workers skipping M'sia

Posted by jaypee 128 days ago Malaysia
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JOHOR BARU: Malaysia is no longer perceived to be the land of milk and honey, and foreigners are no longer keen to take up difficult, dirty and dangerous (3D) jobs in the country.


The depreciating ringgit in recent years is making them think twice about whether it is worth it to make the journey here to search for the good life.

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MP queries on causes of delay in activating domestic workers law

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, April 8: At a time when the issue of hiring domestic workers is discussed at every level, MP Khalil Al- Saleh has submitted a joint parliamentary query to the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al Saleh and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah on the causes for delay in activating the Domestic Workers Law and the proced

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