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As at Sept 30, Malaysia had 1.85 mil legal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 228 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): The number of legally certified foreign workers in Malaysia amounted to 1.85 million as at Sept 30 this year, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.


In a Parliamentary written reply to Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng, the Ministry said these were the workers that hold the foreign worker permit (PLKS) issued by the Malaysia Immigration Department Read More

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Zahid: Two million foreign workers hold temporary working permits

Posted by jaypee 228 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Almost two million foreign workers are holding valid temporary working permits in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said a total of 1,854,684 foreign workers were holding the Temporary Employment Pass (PLKS) issued by the Immigration Department as of Sept this year.


"The highest number is from Indones Read More

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Saudi reveals new measure to regulate foreign worker recruitment - Gulf Business

Posted by jaypee 228 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has announced a new measure to better regulate the recruitment of foreign workers.


The kingdom’s cabinet has approved plans to set up labour attaché offices at its embassies in Egypt, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.


The seven countries currently account for the largest number of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia inc Read More

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Move to educate migrant workers in most literate State

Posted by jaypee 230 days ago India
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The sense of alienation that migrant workers in Kerala feel will come down substantively if the efforts of the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) prove a success.


The KSLMA is all set to launch a social literacy drive to integrate migrant labourers into Kerala society, by imparting reading and writing skills to them and to orient them to Read More

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Job visa fees for expats to rise by 50 per cent in Oman

Posted by jaypee 232 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Job visa fees for expatriate workers will be increased by 50 per cent, the Ministry of Manpower has announced.

The new fee structure will come into effect soon, according to the official, who said it will become law when it is published in the official gazette.

The change in fee structure was announced by the Ministry of Manpower on its offici

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Chaos as domestics go for medical test

Posted by jaypee 232 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: Subsequent to the recent decision requiring domestic workers to undergo medical test each time they renew their residency, the Expatriate Workers Medical Service Center has been witness to a large number of visitors.


Many of them voiced dissatisfaction on the unprecedented anarchy and congestion saying the decision has compelled domestic workers to visit the me Read More

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Government workers get pay raise in this Gulf country

Posted by jaypee 232 days ago Qatar
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Doha: Qatar will raise the salaries of government employees next year in a rare spending hike by a Gulf state at a time when low oil and gas prices are weighing on state finances.


Some Qataris’ basic salaries will double, under a law to be passed in January that was published in Al Sharq newspaper late on Sunday. Salaries for non-Qataris remain the same.


Gas-rich Qat Read More

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Urgent improvements in migrant-worker management needed

Posted by jaypee 233 days ago Indonesia
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The recent fatal boat accident, which left 54 people dead, in Batam, Riau Islands, has highlighted the government’s poor management of migrant workers, a researcher has said.


International migration expert from Gadjah Mada University’s Population and Policy Study Center, Sukamdi, condemned the latest in a series of such incidents that had occurred in the past year. The Read More