Indonesia plans to stop sending new live-in maids abroad,

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia says it will stop sending new live-in maids abroad from as early as next year. Its authorities want domestic workers to live separately from their employers in dormitories, work regular hours, and get public holidays and days off.

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower's director for the protection and placement of Indonesian migrant workers abroad, Mr Soes Hindharno, told Read More


Labour shortage 'too much to bear'

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Malaysia
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THE Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (KLSCCCI) wants the Government to fully lift the suspension on recruitment of foreign workers for all sectors to ease the labour shortage.


KLSCCCI president Datuk Ter Leong Yap said many other sectors still required foreign workers as many businesses are facing operational issues caused by lab Read More


No more Indonesian domestic workers to be sent abroad?

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Indonesia
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia plans to gradually stop sending domestic migrant workers to other countries, with a full ban expected by 2019.

"The President wants that by 2018, all Indonesian migrant workers abroad are professional workers - working for companies instead of private households as maids," news reports quoted the Director for the Protection and Placement of Indone Read More


Gov’t fine-tuning process of hiring of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is fine-tuning the process of hiring foreign workers, due to the acute shortage of manpower particularly in the construction sector, says Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today.

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KL to allow more foreign workers in four sectors

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian Cabinet is lifting a freeze on hiring of foreign workers in four sectors.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai yesterday said the decision was made in the light of appeals from the manufacturing, construction, plantation and furniture-making industries, which are facing a major shortage of workers.

"In view of the acute shortage, we have to lif Read More


Malaysia lifts ban on 4 sectors to hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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The Cabinet is lifting the freeze on hiring foreign workers for four sectors, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The decision was made in light of appeals from the manufacturing, construction, plantation and furniture-making industries, which are facing a major shortage of workers.

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Up in arms over foreign worker dorms

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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JURU residents are upset with the Penang government for planning to build dormitories for thousands of foreign workers in their neighbourhood.

The residents fear that the project at the proposed site near the Bukit Minyak Industrial Park would bring about various social problems.

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Ban on foreign workers to be lifted, but with conditions

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The Immigration Department will soon unfreeze its ban on foreign workers but said employers must prove they are essential to their business.

Its director-general Datuk Seri Sakib Kusmi said the government will ease the ban after it concludes its rehiring programme to legitimise illegal foreign workers next month, The New Straits Times reported Read More