Like other Persian Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates imports much of its labour force from Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines. And it imports prestige from liberal Western institutions such as universities and museums.Read More
One year ago, the abuse suffered by Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih at the hands of a Hong Kong housewife was exposed. On February 8, 2015, a Hong Kong court found the 44-year-old woman guilty of 19 charges, including causing bodily harm, common assault and failing to pay Sulistyaningsih's wages.Read More
Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a large cargo ship, setting it on an automated course to crash into the coast, and then abandoning the helm.Read More
Seventy-one female Indonesian migrant workers (locally called TKW) have been repatriated from conflict-ridden Syria, a diplomat said on Friday.
The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut's head of information and sociocultural affairs, Wendi Budi Raharjo, said that the workers arrived safely in Beirut on Thursday night after taking alternative roads to avoid blockades caused by bad weather.Read More
"Saudi Arabia is lifting a seven-year-old ban on the recruitment of blue-collar workers from Bangladesh. Before the 2008 immigration ban, about 150,000 Bangladeshis arrived in the Kingdom each year, taking up largely low-paying jobs in the agricultural, construction and service sectors".Read More