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Malaysia enforces bio-metric system for migrant labor

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Nepal
http://www.myrepublica.com —

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Amid fierce opposition from the manpower recruiting companies, Malaysia- one of the preferred working destinations for Nepali migrant workers - has has brought into effect a bio-metric system for Nepal along with 14 other countries. The bio-metric system is a health checkup system which involves the use of a fingerprint scanner and video camera.

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PressTV-Qatar cries foul over abuse of migrants

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Qatar
http://www.presstv.ir —

The claims by Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, a former advisor to the Emir of Qatar and now president of the Administrative Control & Transparency Authority, come as human rights groups and trade unions have repeatedly expressed concern over abusing the rights of migrant workers responsible for constructing facilities in the oil-rich nation.

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Foreign worker curbs ‘to reduce income disparity’

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: The income disparity between blue-collar jobs and higher-paying ones will decrease in future with the tightening of Singapore’s foreign-worker policies, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Grace Fu on Sunday (Jan 18) in a community dialogue.

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Odisha first state to have migrant workers’ register

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has become the first state in the country to launch special drives to register migrant labourers working in different states. The effort is aimed at covering the migrant labourers under different social security schemes of the state government.

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After MyEG, PKR reps raise concerns over online foreign workers’ system monopoly

Posted by jaypee 9 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaymailonline.com —

PUCHONG, Jan 17 ― Two PKR lawmakers expressed concern today over a centralised online foreign workers system operated by private IT firm Bestinet Sdn Bhd, questioning if it was another outsourced project awarded by Putrajaya.

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Japanese employers find value in foreign workers,

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Japan
http://news.asiaone.com —

In fluent Japanese, Celine Tonus, a 29-year-old French woman, replied over the telephone, "Certainly, I'll arrange it immediately." She smoothly handles orders over the phone from clients as one of the sales staff at Honda Kiko Co. - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japanese-employers-find-value-foreign-workers#sthash.yfI9075H.dpuf

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PKR demands probe on MyEG over ‘unfair’ foreign worker permit fees

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaymailonline.com —

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 ― PKR today urged the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) to probe complaints against online services provider MyEG for charging “unfair” fees for the renewal of foreign worker permits (PLKS). -

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ACCCIM: Review online foreign worker permit renewal

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) wants a revision of the mandatory imposition of online service of foreign worker temporary permit (PLKS).

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