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Alarming level of foreign workers without permits

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

THIS is earth-shattering: the number of foreign workers in Malaysia is so huge that they outnumber the capacity crowd at the Malaysia Cup football final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil recently by a whopping 67 times. Yes, super colossal — a quarter of the country’s entire population.

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Bangko Sentral: Cash remittances up 7.9% to $2.1B in Sept.

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Philippines
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Money sent home through banks by overseas Filipinos rose 7.9 percent to $2.1 billion in September from $1.95 billion a year earlier on the back of sustained deployment of workers, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Monday.

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DOLE: 4,333 Pinoys repatriated so far from Libya

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Philippines
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At least 4,333 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated from strife-torn Libya so far, with government releasing some P42.78 million for their financial relief assistance.

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Ops on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

PUTRAJAYA: Newly appointed Immigration Department Director-General Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim has vowed to flush out over 500,000 illegal immigrants employed in the country by unscrupulous business operators.

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Activists urge govt to ratify labour pacts

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Labour rights advocates have called on the government to ratify two long-awaited International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions after the private sector demanded they be delayed.

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Human-trafficking gang arrested attempting to smuggle illegal workers into Phuket

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: Three human-trafficking suspects were arrested yesterday trying to smuggle 19 illegal Myanmar workers into Phuket.

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Major crackdown against illegal immigrants in Cameron Highlands soon -

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department will be launching a major crackdown soon to flush out the large number of illegal immigrants living in Cameron Highlands.

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Surrender illegal immigrants by year-end to avoid penalty, employers told

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com —

Immigration Department deputy director-general (Control division) Datuk Sakib Kusmi said the department gave its assurance that action would not be taken against employers who voluntarily hand over illegal immigrants in their employment.

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