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Exodus of illegal foreign workers leave Thai eateries in a stew

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK — A new labour law has triggered an exodus of 250,000 foreign workers, creating a labour shortage that has forced scores of restaurants to shut, and many travel and bus companies to stop hiring illegal workers.

The new law was implemented on June 23 and the junta government has given business operators 120 days to certify or re-certify their foreign workers’ pe Read More


Bangladeshi, Indian, Nepali illegal workers assured of E-Kad

Posted by jaypee 91 days ago Thailand
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has assured the governments of Bangladesh, India and Nepal that their nationals who are working without valid permits in Malaysia would be legalised under the “rehiring programme” which will go on till the end of the year.

The Dhaka-based The Daily Star reported today that Malaysian Immigration authorities also said they would not go on with a c Read More


Thai labour ministry sets up 99 centres to register illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 92 days ago Thailand
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Petcharat Sinouy, inspector-general and spokesperson of the Thai Labour Ministry, said in a statement last week that the migrant centres will gather documents and photographs from workers and their employers.

She also said employees will be given a receipt by the migrant centre officer who accepts the documents.

U Aung Kyaw, vice chair of the Migrant Workers Rights Network, t Read More


Kuwait MP calls for 10-year limit for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 92 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait’s only female MP has demanded the doubling of charges for expatriate recruitment, a 10-year limit on foreign workers staying in the country and the restricting of dependent visas to parents only.

Kuwait Times reports that the proposals are the latest by Safa Al-Hashem against the country’s expat population, having already called for a 5 per cent fee on r Read More


Govt revises welfare schemes for migrants

Posted by jaypee 93 days ago Nepal
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The government has decided to revise the existing welfare schemes for Nepali migrants workers from this fiscal year.

The move is aimed at providing better social security schemes to migrant workers, most importantly to the families of those killed and injured in work destinations.

The Foreign Employment Promotion Board (FEPB) is pressing for the earliest implementation of Read More


570,000 illegal workers left Saudi under amnesty, 12,000 returned legally

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Some 572,488 expatriates have benefited from an amnesty issued by the Saudi government to allow illegal migrants to leave the country without penalty, the government revealed.

The “A Nation without Violators” campaign saw 12,000 expats return to the kingdom legally, the General Directorate of Passports said.

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1.5m illegal workers tipped to register

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Thailand
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The Labour Ministry will open 99 centres, including 11 in the capital, to legalise the status of 1.5 million illegal workers by properly registering them in compliance with an executive decree to regulate...

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

Posted by jaypee 96 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