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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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Army of migrant workers approaches 500,000

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

The number of foreign workers has increased significantly since the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) began to ease restrictions on new hires in the manufacturing sector three years ago.

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Massive migrant boost drives NZ's population growth

Posted by jaypee 9 days ago New Zealand
http://www.3news.co.nz —

New Zealand's population has grown at its fastest rate in more than a decade, with more immigrants healthily outweighing the country's drooping babymaking prowess.

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Thailand must stop scapegoating migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Thailand
http://www.ucanews.com —

Last Tuesday, a pre-trial hearing was held for two fresh-faced young Burmese men who stand accused of the brutal early morning slayings in September of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, on the diving paradise island of Koh Tao.

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Amnesty slams ‘abuse’ of migrant workers in S. Korea

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Republic of Korea
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net —

SEOUL – Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

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365 overstayers nabbed in Riyadh raids

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh police on Friday arrested 365 foreigners overstaying their visas in the second operation in a week.

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Amnesty Criticizes South Korea’s Migrant Labor Program -

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Republic of Korea
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Amnesty International on Monday slammed South Korea’s migrant worker scheme for allegedly allowing exploitation and abuse of workers, claims the South Korean government rejected.

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South Korea Must End 'Rampant Abuse' of Migrant Farm Workers

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Republic of Korea
http://time.com —

South Korea’s farming industry is rife with exploitation of migrant labor, according to a report by Amnesty International released Monday, which alleges violence, squalid housing, excessive working hours, no regular rest days and mandatory unpaid overtime.

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