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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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Nepal creating Labour Bank for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Nepal
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A new government-owned bank exclusively for migrant workers will assist workers like Bidur Bhujel conduct business and save money.

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Migrants 'treated like bonded labour'

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago New Zealand
http://www.stuff.co.nz —

Migrant workers in New Zealand are at risk of working in slavery-like conditions, a Human Rights Commission diversity forum has heard.

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Thousands of Macau workers protest at casinos for better pay

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Macau SAR
http://www.todayonline.com —

HONG KONG – More than 7,000 casino workers in Macau took to the streets today (Aug 25) for a seventh time this year to demand better pay and working conditions in the world’s largest gambling hub, the Bloomberg news agency reported.

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Stranded migrants on their way home

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

To get his teenage daughter and niece on a plane yesterday after 10 months of alleged abuse and forced marriages in China, Kim Vicheat* said he had to bury his family in debt because the Cambodian consulate refused to fund their repatriation.

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UN Reports Increase in Boat People Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Thailand
http://www.voanews.com —

A new U.N. report points to a sharp increase in numbers of boat people mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, and Bangladesh.  Activists fear a further surge of refugee boat people, especially ethnic Rohingya fleeing squalid refugee camps and persecution in Myanmar.

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Will illegal migrants outnumber northeast indigenous people in 30 years?

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago India
http://www.asiantribune.com —

A decade ago, then Assam Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Ajay Singh made a startling revelation that about 6000 illegal Bangladeshis were entering into Assam daily. If his statement was correct, then the fate of the northeast people is terribly at stake. Now after 10 years, one can simply imagine what will be the current rate of daily illegal infiltration into Assam

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