Many Migrant Workers Don’t Understand the Dangers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Cambodia
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Experts say migrant laborers lack basic information about threats to them abroad, making them vulnerable to exploitation.

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Indonesia maintains moratorium on domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia will continue to stand by its decision not to send domestic workers to the Middle East, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi said.

She explained the issue of domestic workers was not discussed during HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo Read More


Peso decline seen to boost remittances

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Philippines
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The peso’s recent weakness is encouraging migrant workers to send more money to their

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Myanmar a major source of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Burma
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YANGON – Myanmar is one of the world’s largest sources of migrant workers, many of whom are forced to leave the country due to violent conflict, the World Bank reported.

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers around the world come from Myanmar. However, exact figures do not exist. Migrant workers in Myanmar Read More


PAP rebuts RP's policy proposals on NS, CPF, and foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party (PAP) team for West Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC) rebutted the policy proposals listed in the Reform Party's (RP) manifesto that was unveiled on Monday (Sep 7).

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Migrant Workers Vulnerable to Drug Syndicates

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Indonesia

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) said Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) are prone to be used by international syndicate to smuggle drugs to Indonesia.

TKI workers are usually promised money, luxury items and woman to marry in order to coax them to bec Read More


Swee Say defends Govt's track record on foreign workers, Politics News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Singapore
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Manpower Minister and former labour chief Lim Swee Say defended the PAP Government's track record on foreign labour at last night's East Coast GRC rally, citing figures to show that local workers have benefited.

Immigration and foreign labour have been hot topics, cropping up in all the opposition parties' party political broadcasts last night.

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Foreign workers to be rehomed

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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WHILE most of those living beside foreign worker hostels may feel unsafe or are plagued by various issues, residents in SS9A Sungai Way are actually sad at the prospect of the workers moving out of the area.

To these residents, the migrant workers are already part of the community; and they support local traders and keep their businesses such as eateries and grocery shops going. Read More