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HIV-positive migrants denied care at Thai public hospitals

Posted by charlon 7 days ago Thailand
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"Zaw, an illegal Burmese migrant dying of AIDS-related illnesses, spent a weekend hunched over in waiting rooms at three Thai hospitals near Bangkok – each denying him care as he gasped for breath, his lungs full of fluid.At a fourth hospital that admitted him, a doctor drove a large-gauge needle between his ribs, draining litres of fluid, but by then the 34-year-old was gravely ill."

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Recruitment firm suspended over alleged illegal deployment

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has preventively suspended an employment agency after the hotel employees it supposedly recruited and deployed to Saudi Arabia ended up working as domestic helpers.

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OFWs exempt from terminal fees, Labor Department reminds DOTC

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino workers are exempted from paying airport fees, travel taxes and documentary stamps, the Department of Labor and Employment reminded the Department of Transportation and Communications on Saturday.

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Foreign workers enjoy a long break with countrymen

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Malaysia
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JOHOR BARU: Foreign workers based here are taking advantage of the long Chinese New Year holiday to spend time with fellow countrymen.

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Filipino world remittances hit record SR101bn | Arab News

Posted by charlon 8 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) across the globe sent home a record SR101 billion ($26.923 billion) last year, a 6.2 percent increase from the SR95.1 billion ($25.351 billion) in 2013, according to a report issued recently by the country’s central bank. 

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AEC opens the door for skilled migrant workers - News VietNamNet

Posted by charlon 8 days ago SOUTHEAST ASIA
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The AEC will set in motion the creation of a single market encompassing a ten-nation bloc that includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Indonesia to impose ban on maids working overseas earlier than expected

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia will prevent its female citizens from working as housemaids and domestic helpers in foreign countries earlier than widely expected, it emerged after a meeting of the country’s National Congress on February 14.

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Minister: Stringent requirement restricting number of Bangladeshi workers

Posted by jaypee 9 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: There will not be an influx of Bangladeshi workers to the state due to the stringent requirement to bring them in, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.




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