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Migrant workers building UAE cultural hub ‘abused’ | TODAYonline

Posted by charlon 5 days ago United Arab Emirates
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 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.

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Centre hopes to help more migrant workers with mobile office | TODAYonline

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE — The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) yesterday launched a mobile office to extend outreach to foreign workers here.

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Smugglers and illegal migrants disguised as crew caught by Navy | Dhaka Tribune

Posted by charlon 5 days ago Bangladesh
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Thirteen illegal migrants about to be smuggled to Malaysia were picked up in the outer anchorage area of Chittagong Port by the Bangladesh Navy yesterday. 

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Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

Posted by charlon 5 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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.

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Migrant-smugglers' latest tactic: Put ships on autopilot | The Japan Times

Posted by charlon 5 days ago Syria
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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.

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Bangladeshi maids promised safe job conditions

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi: Domestic workers from Bangladesh are in demand in the UAE now, a top Bangladeshi diplomat told Gulf News.

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Seventy-one RI migrant workers repatriated from Syria | The Jakarta Post

Posted by charlon 6 days ago Syria
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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.

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Saudi Arabia To Lift Ban On Labor Migration From Bangladesh

Posted by charlon 6 days ago Saudi Arabia
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"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".

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