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Putrajaya working hard to tackle human trafficking, says US envoy

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaymailonline.com —

PETALING JAYA, April 17 — The US ambassador here today acknowledged Putrajaya’s effort in tackling the human trafficking problem that led to Malaysia being placed on his country’s watch list on people-smuggling.

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Spouses of foreign workers may accompany them – Musa

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: Spouses of foreign workers in the state may be allowed to accompany them if the government finds it reasonable for them to do so.

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S.Korea opens door again for Vietnamese workers after drop in illegal stays

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Vietnam
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Vietnamese workers go through some procedures before flying to work in South Korea. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency

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Indonesia investigates forced labour allegations

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s national rights commission said today it was investigating allegations that hundreds of people, mostly from Myanmar, are forced to work on fishing boats with little or no pay.

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Singapore is keeping an eye on its migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Singapore
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At Singapore's largest dormitory for foreign workers, Lovlu Mia is cooking chapatis over a hot flame in a giant kitchen.

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ASEAN leaders push for greater regional labour mobility

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

KUALA LUMPUR: More engineers and architects in Southeast Asia have registered with professional bodies in the region to have their qualifications recognised. According to the ASEAN Secretariat, there's a “steady increase” of these registered professionals who have started working in other ASEAN countries.

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Ire over middlemen for foreign worker visa

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has appointed middlemen in foreign countries to "process" visa applications of workers coming to Malaysia.

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Some who employ foreign workers still demand kickbacks, News, News, AsiaOne Business News

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Singapore
http://business.asiaone.com —

THE practice has been outlawed and many have been caught, but some employers here are still collecting kickbacks from foreign workers, said migrant worker groups, employment agencies and workers.

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