Malaysia next in bid to legalise migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 97 days ago Malaysia
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A campaign to legalise Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand could be repeated in Malaysia if it proves successful, the Labour Minister has said.

Ith Samheng announced on Tuesday that the government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents.

The campaign will r Read More


Migrants to gain legal status

Posted by jaypee 97 days ago Thailand
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The government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents, the labour minister said yesterday while also accusing an opposition lawmaker and NGO worker of swaying migrant workers’ votes.

Labour Minister Ith Samheng said at a ministry meeting that officials would issue legal do Read More


Govt urged to adopt UN norms on migrant worker protection

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Indonesia
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The Jakarta-based Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) hopes the upcoming meeting between the Indonesian government and a United Nations committee on migrant workers will provide momentum for the country to revise its regulations on the protection of migrant workers’ rights.

HRWG program manager Daniel Awigra said the committee may push countries, including Indonesia, to align t Read More


Migrant workers group asks for action against corruption in issuing ID papers

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Burma
https://www.mmtimes.com — Thailand-based rights group Migrants Workers Rights Network (MWRN) asked the Myanmar Ministry of Labour to take effective action against the corruption linked to the issuing of Certificates of Identity (CI) in the kingdom.

“Our migrants have to pay for more than the real price at CI issuing stations, which are directly operated by Myanmar officials.

“We met with Myanma Read More


Vietnam should focus on training skilled workers, reduce guest workers sent abroad

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Vietnam
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A report of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs  (MOLISA) says that 57,000 workers were sent abroad in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.08 percent over the same period last year. Vietnam has been targeting easy-to-please markets which don’t require high skills such as Taiwan and South Korea.

57,000 workers were sent abroad in Read More


Gov’t Says New Visa Renewal Requirements May Be Delayed

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Cambodia
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The enforcement of a new regulation that would require companies to vouch for foreign employees seeking to renew their long-term visas may be postponed beyond the start of next month, pending discussions among immigration officials this week, an official said on Monday.

“For now, it’s not a work permit. It’s just a letter from a company that they are working with Read More


Navy apprehends 29 illegal migrant workers returning from Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 107 days ago Malaysia
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Personnel of the Western Fleet Quick Response (WFQR) team from the Tanjung Pinang Naval Base arrested 29 undocumented migrant workers who had illegally traveled from Malaysia to Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, on a small speed boat.

Fourth Tanjung Pinang Naval Main Base (Lantamal) commander Commodore Ribut Eko Suyatno said the Navy made the arrest after receiving a tip claiming the Read More


770,000 migrant workers being 'legalised'

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago Thailand
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The government is processing more than 770,000 illegal migrant workers who decided to register with the state in their bid to stay in the country, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan says.

Penalties under the newly-promulgated law on foreign labour employment will be suspended until the law takes effect on Jan 1 when Thailand will adopt a Read More