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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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Myanmar maids in Singapore up against tough choice to fight abusive employers

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Burma
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After facing abuse and battery at the hands of their employer, Myanmar domestic workers in Singapore are confronted with a difficult choice: stay and press charges, in often lengthy investigations that rehash their pain, or return home and relinquish any opportunity for recompense.

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Kuwait amnesty for migrants begins

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 12, 2016- The Kuwait government on Sunday started granting amnesty to illegal migrant workers living in the country. However, the general amnesty will be granted only after paying a fine up to Rs200,000.

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300 from Rajasthan among 3,500 held in Kuwait for visa fraud

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

JAIPUR: Police arrested nearly 300 residents of Wagad region, consisting of Banswara and Dungarpur districts in Rajasthan for alleged violation of employment visa norms in Kuwait in a massive drive three days ago.

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Ads for transfer or hiring of maids banned

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH — Anyone placing advertisements for hiring or offering sponsorship transfer of domestic workers will face legal action, according an announcement made by the Ministry of Labor on Sunday.

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More female than male domestics run away

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: A total of 86,549 domestic workers among the 847,927 workers ran away from their workplaces during 2014, according to the annual report for 2014 released by the Ministry of Labor here on Sunday.

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No deduction of hiring fee from workers’ pay

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

RIYADH: Recruitment costs will not be imposed on Indonesian domestic workers when they arrive here. They will instead be employed through reputable recruitment agencies, according to a new deal between the two countries.

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Zero tolerance for abuse of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com —

Police must investigate reports by medical staff that the 10-year-old child who died at Dhaka Medical College after reportedly setting herself on fire, had said she wanted to kill herself because she could no longer bear being abused by her employers.

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