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35 foreign women rescued from massage parlours

Posted by jacobo few seconds ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-five women of various nationalities, believed to be victims of human trafficking, were rescued by the police during raids conducted at three massage centres at Platinum Walk, Setapak here last Thursday.

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Thai PM vows to fight human trafficking in sex trade, fishing industry

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Thailand
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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade and fishing industry in 2015 and punish any public officials involved after international criticism of Thailand's failure to tackle the crime.

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SLBFE workers suspended for helping human smugglers | Daily News Online : Sri Lanka's National News

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago Sri Lanka
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Four employees of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), who were alleged to have helped human smugglers, have been suspended with immediate effect on the orders of Minister Thalatha Athukorala. According to a bureau spokesman, the SLBFE officers who were suspended from duty had been working at the Katunayake airport.

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Activists brand ARC-checking app discriminatory

Posted by jaypee 6 days ago Taiwan
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A new smartphone app aimed at checking the validity of Alien Resident Cards (ARC) encourages discrimination, Taiwan International Workers Association (TIWA) activists said yesterday during a protest outside the National Immigration Agency (NIA) in Taipei.

Protesters shouted slogans calling for the app to be withdrawn and performed a skit in which a foreign worker was repeatedly &l Read More


Cleaning service companies attempt to supplant maids

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Indonesia
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The households of Greater Jakarta are increasingly deciding against keeping a domestic worker, motivated by reasons including scarcity of reliable workers, having no space to accommodate a maid or preferring greater privacy at home.

Several companies have begun tapping this growing market by providing a professional cleaning service for households, which is more expensive but tou Read More


The System of Sponsorship, Kafala, Must End for its Exploitation of Foreign Workers in the Arabian Gulf States

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The system of sponsorship of foreign workers in the Arabian Gulf states, known as kafala, is nothing but avoidance of granting them immigrant statuses (permanent residence and citizenship). It aims at keeping them foreigners for ever, even if they're born in these states and spend all their life there.

It's exploitation of immigrants and violation of their basic human ri

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Hundreds of Fake ID Cards Issued for Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Thailand
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PATHUM THANI — Five officials are suspected of issuing hundreds of fraudulent ID cards for migrant workers in Pathum Thani province, a high ranking official announced today.

An investigation was launched recently after officials disc Read More


Kuwait's new labour law: New benefits for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait intends to join the UAE in enforcing a new labour law giving more protection to foreign workers who dominate the private sector in the oil-rich Gulf emirat4e.
The new law will be enforced at the start of 2016 and it involves new benefits for the workers, including an annual holiday of at least 30 days nine months after the start of the job contract and a free air

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