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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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Malaysia's SMEs against use of online service to renew foreign worker permits

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA - Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are against the mandatory renewal of work permits for foreign workers via the MyEG portal.

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Problems with MyEG’s foreign workers’ permit renewal

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Malaysia
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The manufacturing sector is unhappy with the sudden introduction of the mandatory use of MyEG for renewal of their foreign workers work permit which was announced on January 2, 2015 and came into effect on January 5, 2015. The service charge of RM38 per renewal further aggravated the issue.

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Planned laws on foreign-worker dorms ‘infringe personal space’

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Non-government organisations advocating for foreign workers’ welfare here are concerned that the designation of foreign workers dormitories as public spaces - to deal with drunken behaviour - are infringing on what little space this group can call their own in Singapore.

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Govt repatriates 481 illegal migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Indonesia
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The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has flown home 481 Indonesian workers who had were stranded in Saudi Arabia because of their illegal status.

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Employers cautious about foreign worker levy review

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago Malaysia
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The Malaysian Employers Federation today reacted cautiously to Putrajaya's move to review the levy on foreign workers as they waited further details to the sketchy announcement.

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Qatar mulls penalising firms over delayed migrant wages

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago Qatar
http://www.middleeasteye.net —

Qatar is considering imposing penalties against firms that fail to pay migrant workers on time, one of the biggest complaints voiced by rights groups against companies in the Gulf state.

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