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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
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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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New perks for housemaids

Posted by jacobo 8 days ago Saudi Arabia
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There is some news about the latest regulations for Indian domestic workers. The Indian government, in order to approve the provision of house workers, has requested the following: A salary of SR1500 per month, a private room and a private mobile phone. This is, of course, added to what is already guaranteed i.e. air tickets, health care, etc.

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Thai junta's pledge to send back Myanmar refugees sparks concern

Posted by jacobo 8 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's military government said on Monday it would send home 100,000 refugees who have been living in camps for two decades and more along the border with Myanmar, a move rights groups say would create chaos at a tense time for both nations.

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More needs to be done to protect domestic workers, Ramadan Council hears

Posted by jacobo 8 days ago United Arab Emirates
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ABU DHABI // UAE authorities should set up a system to reduce the number of absconding domestic workers and to track their whereabouts, participants at a Ramadan Council said.

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QF report on migrant labourers calls for ban on recruitment ..

Posted by jacobo 8 days ago Qatar
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A standardised contract and ethical recruitment practices including a total ban on recruitment fees are some of the recommendations that have been suggested in the ‘Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar’  report released by Qatar Foundation on Saturday.

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Concern for children as Cambodian workers begin to flood back

Posted by jacobo 8 days ago Cambodia
Cambodian workers are migrating back to Thailand en-masse following a mass exodus last month in the wake of the coup. This movement has sparked safety concerns for young children travelling alongside their parents, says World Vision, one of the world's largest aid agencies. Read More
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Filipinos in Gaza urged to come home

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday raised Alert Level 3 in the Gaza Strip as the deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas continues.

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