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Govt to launch pilot for overseas domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Burma
http://www.mmtimes.com —

The government is planning to launch a pilot project aimed at protecting the rights of domestic workers from Myanmar who are employed in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, an official from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said yesterday.

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Migrant worker registration deadline pushed forward, again

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: The deadline for illegal migrant workers to register in Phuket has been extended until the end of August, officials confirmed yesterday.

According to the original schedule, the registration was to have finished by the end of July (story here).

Launched in April, the registration campaign is part of a nationwide push to legalize unregistered migrants from Mya

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MTUC: Putrajaya must have clear policy on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

KUALA LUMPUR: The absence of a clear policy on foreign workers is not good for Malaysia’s image and reputation both in the domestic and international arena, MTUC Secretary-General N Gopal Kishnam has cautioned in a statement. “The government must have a clear policy to avoid confusion among all parties involved.”

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Not true foreign workers given priority

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Malaysia
http://www.theborneopost.com —

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman would like to see more Sabahan youths applying for the training programs provided by Petronas so that they can fill in the vacancies in the state’s oil and gas sector.


Musa said Petronas is committed to providing training and employing Sabahans in its SAMUR and SOGIP projects in the state.


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BI to deport Vietnamese illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Philippines
http://www.manilatimes.net —

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered a tighter screening process of Vietnamese entering the country to ensure that they were not recruited to illegally work here by a human trafficking syndicate. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morante issued the order on Tuesday after the surrender of 78 overstaying Vietnamese who admitted working in the country for the past two to three years witho

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Government Repatriates 11 Migrant Workers From China, Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Cambodia
https://www.cambodiadaily.com —

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has repatriated 11 Cambodian migrant workers from Malaysia and China over the past few days, including a woman who said she bore two children for a man she was forced to marry by the couple she worked for.


According to a series of statements issued by the ministry on Monday, the 11 were brought back to Cambodia between Friday and Sunday, nine of them f Read More

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Foreign workers still coming in despite hiring freeze

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

PETALING JAYA: Companies are still bringing in foreign workers despite the freeze on the hiring of foreign manpower in February this year.


The confusion on the matter is due to unclear and conflicting statements from the authorities concerned, The Star reported

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Security deposit rates for foreign workers lowered

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Brunei Darussalam
http://borneobulletin.com.bn —

THE government has reduced security deposit rates for bringing in foreign workers to Brunei.


The move aims to lessen the financial burden of employers as well as to support the government’s mission to create a pro-business environment and bolster the Labour Department’s efforts in improving the ease of doing business in the country.


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