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Cambodia sends domestic workers to Hong Kong to plug gap after abuse scandals

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Cambodia
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Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia.


But high-profile cases of abuse and forced labour have seized global headlines in recent years and threatened to stem the tide of migrant helpers.


Hong Kong has turned to Cambodia, one of Asia’s poorest countries where the average monthly wage is around US$10 Read More

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Minister orders faster verification system for foreign workers after staff reshuffle

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Cambodia
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew has instructed nationality-verification centres to speed up their work to reduce the time required per person verified from 13 hours to less than two hours.



Employment Department director-general Anurak Tossarat said yesterday that Adul expected the centres to work faster and provide greater convenience to service users.  Read More

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Migrant workers to get more benefits

Posted by jaypee 91 days ago Cambodia
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The government is negotiating with other countries to ensure the safety of migrant workers and that they receive worker benefits while toiling abroad, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.


Mr Hun Sen said on his Facebook page that the negotiations include workplace accident insurance and life insurance.


He added that the government is Read More

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IOM pledges support for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Cambodia
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The UN’s migration agency has vowed to continue working with the government to provide assistance to Cambodian people working abroad.


The announcement came yesterday following a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Nenette Motus, regional director at the International Organisation for Migration.


Ministry spo Read More

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Gov’t Says New Visa Renewal Requirements May Be Delayed

Posted by jaypee 174 days ago Cambodia
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The enforcement of a new regulation that would require companies to vouch for foreign employees seeking to renew their long-term visas may be postponed beyond the start of next month, pending discussions among immigration officials this week, an official said on Monday.


“For now, it’s not a work permit. It’s just a letter from a company that they are working with Read More

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

Posted by jaypee 220 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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Workers in Malaysia not an issue: minister

Posted by jaypee 318 days ago Cambodia
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Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday the drafting of an action plan to send workers to Malaysia was still underway, but maintained that the abuses faced by a small number of domestic workers there was not of concern.


Speaking on the sidelines of a joint event with the ILO, Sam Heng said a technical working group was still working with Malaysian officials to draft a Read More

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No problems for Cambodians returning after voter registration

Posted by jaypee 509 days ago Cambodia
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Cambodians working legally in Thailand who hold a passport will have no trouble re-entering the country if they want to go hom to register to vote in local elections next year, permanent secretary for labour Puntrik Samiti said on Wednesday. ML Puntrik was responding to call by Cambodian MP Mu Sochua, a former minister for women's affairs, for the estimated 1.1 mi

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