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Immigration to name, shame employers over illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: After announcing measures to seize assets of employers who hire illegal workers, the Immigration Department says it will also name and shame such errant business owners.


This was the message from Immigration Director-General Mustafar Ali during a dialogue session with service industry personnel and employers yesterday, TheSun reported.


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Remittances to Asian countries on decline?

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

Dubai: Weak economic growth and low oil prices are causing a slowdown in money transfers to a number of Asian countries, but experts are expecting a recovery in the latter part of the year, the latest analysis showed.


The World Bank, in its new report, noted that money flows from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, in particular, have slowed down this year.


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Number of foreign workers in South Korea nearing 1 million

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Republic of Korea
http://english.hani.co.kr —

The number of foreigners employed in the South Korean labor market is nearing 1 million. Four out of 100 people working in the country are noncitizens. For the most part, foreigners employed in the country are working at small companies in poorly remunerated jobs. The increasing number of working foreigners is also having a considerable effect on wages and other labor conditions in the lo

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Malaysia deports 78 Indonesian workers - National - The Jakarta Post

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia deported 78 Indonesian workers via the Entikong border in Sanggau regency, West Kalimantan, on Saturday.


“The 78 migrant workers arrived in Entikong on Friday at around 4 p.m. from the Indonesian Consulate General in Kuching, Malaysia,” Entikong Police chief Adj. Comr. Kartyana said on Saturday as quoted by Antara news agency.


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Illegal Thai workers in South Korea warned to come home

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Thailand
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Thai people still working illegally in South Korea have been warned to leave voluntarily before the end of the year to avoid arrest and being blacklisted. Singhadet Chu-amnart, director-general of the...

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Kuwait raises minimum salary prerequisite for new foreign workers to sponsor families

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwaiti authorities have increased the minimum salary requirements for new foreign workers who want to sponsor family members from KD250 to KD450, Egypt's foreign affairs ministry said in a Tuesday statement.


The new policy does not apply to those foreign workers already living in Kuwait with their families and earn less than KD450, the state Read More

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'40% of foreign workers undocumented' | The Daily Star

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Malaysia
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An estimated 40% of the foreign labour workforce in Malaysia is undocumented, hampering government efforts to reduce dependence on foreign workers by 2020.


Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem said the government had targeted to cap the percentage of foreign labour in Malaysia at 15% of the total workforce when it became a developed nation.


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Emirates ID to soon replace insurance cards in Dubai

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Emirates ID cards will replace health insurance cards in Dubai by the first quarter of 2017, according to a senior official.


All insurance companies in the emirate will mandatorily have to link their insurance cards with Emirates ID cards via a central database, Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, director of Health Funding at the Dubai Health Authority told Gulf News.


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