Human-rights groups have issued a guarded welcome to a new law passed in the United Arab Emirates that is designed to protect migrant workers, but say it is a half measure because it does not cover the hundreds of thousands of foreign domestic employees in the country.Read More
REUTERS - There is "strong evidence" that Myanmar has committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, according to a Yale law school report that called for a United Nations commission of inquiry to focus world leaders' attention on abuses in western Rakhine state.Read More
The new camp, called "Labor City," will also contain two police stations in addition to Qatar's second largest mosque and its construction has cost about USD 825 million (about 750 million euros), AFP reported.
The Labor City is expected to accommodate a total of 68,640 workers when it reaches full capacity.Read More
JAKARTA — Indonesia has scrapped rules introduced this year that made it harder to employ foreign workers after complaints from companies in the latest policy flip-flop.
The government no longer requires firms to hire 10 Indonesian employees for every foreign worker, said Hery Sudarmanto, a director general overseeing foreign workers, about four months Read More
UN Development Goals: Sustaining the Southeast Asian Fisherman | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |
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 eRead More
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.Read More