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Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore draw Asean migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Vietnam
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HANOI: Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore have become top destinations for migrant workers from other Asean member states, a World Bank report said Monday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.


Entitled Migrating to Opportunity, the report showed a significant increase in the association's intra-regional migration between 1995 and 2015, which turned t Read More

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IOM pledges support for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Cambodia
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The UN’s migration agency has vowed to continue working with the government to provide assistance to Cambodian people working abroad.


The announcement came yesterday following a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Nenette Motus, regional director at the International Organisation for Migration.


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Remittances seen rising 23% to $33 B this year

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines — The flow of remittances to the Philippines is seen to further grow by 23 percent and eclipse last year’s record, making it the third largest remittance volume worldwide this year, the World Bank said in a report.


Based on the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, the Philippines is expected to be the third larges Read More

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Foreign workers' tax evasion

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Pakistan
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The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has declared its intention to go after both the companies hiring foreign nationals and individual foreign nationals working in the country on the issue of tax evasion. October 15 is the NBR deadline for employer-companies and individuals to submit their respective payrolls to the revenue authority. In light of what has been published in the media, we un

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70% of migrant workers resorting to middlemen

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Bangladesh
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As many as 70% migrant workers bank on middlemen for completing migration related activities while 50% overseas jobseekers pay double the usual cost as passport fees, says an NGO report.



They also have to wait for long period of time for obtaining passports despite clearing the payment, the report adds.


A Chittagong-based non-governmental organisation Young Power in Social Read More