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Exploited, abused | Says HRW report on migrant workers from Asia

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Bangladesh
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Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are "beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations" in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said a report of Human Rights Watch yesterday.

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Service tax on remittances is an‘unjust cost’, says UAE exchange group

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago India
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The proposed service tax on the fee on foreign remittances to India is an ‘unjust cost’ on financial institutions that facilitate the remittances, says Adeeb Ahamed, CEO of the Abu Dhabi-based Lulu International Exchange Group.

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Bangko Sentral: Cash remittances up 7.9% to $2.1B in Sept.

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Philippines
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Money sent home through banks by overseas Filipinos rose 7.9 percent to $2.1 billion in September from $1.95 billion a year earlier on the back of sustained deployment of workers, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Monday.

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DOLE: 4,333 Pinoys repatriated so far from Libya

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Philippines
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At least 4,333 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated from strife-torn Libya so far, with government releasing some P42.78 million for their financial relief assistance.

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Ops on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: Newly appointed Immigration Department Director-General Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim has vowed to flush out over 500,000 illegal immigrants employed in the country by unscrupulous business operators.

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Activists urge govt to ratify labour pacts

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
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Labour rights advocates have called on the government to ratify two long-awaited International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions after the private sector demanded they be delayed.

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Human-trafficking gang arrested attempting to smuggle illegal workers into Phuket

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
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PHUKET: Three human-trafficking suspects were arrested yesterday trying to smuggle 19 illegal Myanmar workers into Phuket.

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Ship carrying over 600 illegal migrants seized in Bay of Bengal - cares nothing but accuracy

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Bangladesh
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Dhaka – Bangladesh naval forces on Monday intercepted a ship carrying more than 600 passengers attempting to travel illegally to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

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