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Police to install face scanners at all border checkpoints

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

The Royal Thai Police will install facial scanners at all border checkpoints to make the process of immigration screening more efficient and to prevent transnational crimes. Speaking at a security seminar...

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Australia criticised for inaction on Rohingya refugee crisis

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Jakarta:  Australia has been criticised for refusing to resettle any of the Rohingya who reached Indonesia after fleeing persecution in Myanmar during the refugee and trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia earlier this year.

In its latest report, Deadly Journeys, Amnesty International says Rohingya refugees were killed or severely beaten Read More


Maid death draws attention to flouting of domestic worker ban

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Burma
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A Myanmar domestic worker in Singapore fell 18 storeys from a condominium and died on October 19, according to police reports. The incident has once again cast a spotlight on Singapore’s maid industry, which continues to thrive despite bans and restrictions.

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Hundreds of refugees are refusing to settle in PNG's 'land of opportunities'

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Refugees incarcerated in the Manus Island detention centre are “choosing to deny themselves freedom” the Papua New Guinea government has told them, in a video urging them to agree to be resettled in the country.

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Migrant labor picture in Thailand remains confused

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
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The Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) has found a “new low of confusion and chaos” as Myanmar continues to record laborers for a registration system that Thailand refuses to acknowledge.

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UN Development Goals: Sustaining the Southeast Asian Fisherman | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Philippines
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The UN Sustainable Development Goals highlight the need to protect the oceans, coastlines and small-scale fishermen. However, this may be in conflict with ASEAN’s bid to reach the targets set out in the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint. Serious political will and effective on-the-ground e

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The container village migrants oiling Thailand's economy

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Thailand
http://www.straitstimes.com —

BANGKOK (AFP) - The village sprang up in a matter of days - neat lines of bright yellow houses that looked like something a child might have built with Lego bricks.

This eye-catching complex on the outskirts of Bangkok is unlikely to win any architectural awards.

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Saudi’s Labour ministry opens door to recruit Somali domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.mareeg.com —

The Ministry of Labor (MoL) of Saudi Arabia recently announced the opening of recruiting operations of domestic workers from Somalia while setting terms and conditions.

The ministry has defined the conditions in official letters addressed to the authorities concerned and recruiting offices across the Kingdom, local media reported on Saturday.

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