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Poor response to rehiring plan - Nation

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

KOTA KINABALU: The six-month Rehiring Sabah 2017 programme for employers to register their illegal workers has seen a poor response, with Immigration expecting to begin a statewide crackdown when the deadline ends today.


Sabah Immigration Department director Musa Sulaiman said only 1,088 of the estimated 50,000 illegal Indonesian and Filipino workers registered sin Read More


Sabah to start illegal worker crackdown tomorrow

Posted by jaypee 119 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

KOTA KINABALU: The six-month "Rehiring Sabah 2017" programme for employers to register their illegal workers has been poorly received.


After the deadline to register ends on Tuesday, the Immigration Department is expected to begin state-wide crackdown on illegal workers.

State Immigration director Musa Sulaiman (pix) said that only 1,088 of the estima Read More


Thousands of foreign workers in Oman not paid for months

Posted by jaypee 121 days ago Oman
https://www.thenational.ae —

About 2,000 migrant workers in Oman, mostly employed in the construction industry, have not been paid for up to four months as low oil prices force the government to shelve some major projects this year. 

With fewer contracts being awarded, private companies are unable to pay their workers, most of them from the Indian subcontinent, in the current economic slowdown.

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Migrant registration weeds out 1,200 under-age workers

Posted by jaypee 122 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

More than 1,200 of over 60,000 undocumented migrant workers have failed to pass an inspection of their working conditions, a prerequisite to giving them legal working status in Thailand, the Labour Ministry said Thursday.

The inspection, which also verifies they are employed as claimed, is the first step in the process of granting proper visas to several tho Read More


Thailand’s new migrant worker policy is a step onto uncertain ground

Posted by jaypee 123 days ago Thailand
http://www.eastasiaforum.org —

Since 2014, Thailand’s coup-led government has prioritised eliminating human trafficking, especially among migrant workers. This renewed attention has been in direct response to a storm of international criticism aimed at the poor working conditions suffered by migrant workers. So far, the government has responded with hasty action and a number of legislative changes.

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LIST: Qatar waives visas for 80 nationalities amid Gulf boycott

Posted by jaypee 123 days ago Qatar
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DOHA - Qatar announced on Wednesday a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbors.

Nationals from dozens of countries in Europe and elsewhere including India, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States only need present a valid passport to ent Read More


Amnesty over, 'illegal expatriates' await Saudi crackdown

Posted by jaypee 124 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH - For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering "illegal expatriates" to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July.

The campaign, "a nation without violators," warned of fines, jail time and deportation for anyone caught without valid identity documents after the grace period, in a renewed pu Read More


200,000 migrant workers register in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 124 days ago Thailand
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

The Ministry of Labour yesterday released data to show how many illegal migrant workers residing in Thailand have taken the first step to register with authorities there in order to gain all their proper paperwork.

According to a statement from the ministry’s Committee for Legalising Cambodian Workers Residing and Working i Read More