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Human rights violations come to the fore

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Thailand
A report by Fortify Rights, a human rights advocacy group, highlighted grave human rights violations in Rakhine state, which forced people to flee and suffer from ill treatments.

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Thailand's Trafficking Travesty Risks Lives - Phuket Wan

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Thailand
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KAPER: The mystery of the disappearing boatpeople and a sudden, inexplicable change in ethnicity among would-be refugees is a puzzle of the kind that has often afflicted Thailand's Andaman coast. It happened again yesterday.

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Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Burma
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MYINT HLUT — The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Burma nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War.

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Rohingya flee Myanmar en masse

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Thailand
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YANGON - A climate of fear in Myanmar's Rakhine state is pushing stateless Rohingya Muslims to flee in "unprecedented" numbers, with almost 10,000 people taking to boats in the region in just two weeks, activists said Monday.

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Migrants risk benefits to stay in work

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Thailand
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A large number of legal migrant workers who are about to complete four-year employment contracts are opting to go through a fresh nationality verification process alongside illegal migrants to extend their employment, even though the practice could cost them their social security benefits.

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Senate urged to pass bill seeking P50,000 credit assistance to OFWs

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Philippines
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Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Monday urged his colleagues to pass the bill providing P50,000 credit assistance to overseas Filipino workers.

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RM25b sent home by foreign workers last year

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING : Registered foreign workers sent out RM25.1 billion last year and according to Temerloh MP Nasrudin Hassan, the numbers kept increasing because vocational institutions in the country did not understand the demand of the job market.

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Educating migrant workers on their rights, even before they reach Singapore

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Most migrant workers' complaints stem from costly agency fees or false promises of employment conditions made by agents or middle-men in their home countries, according to the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC).

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