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Thai PM vows to fight human trafficking in sex trade, fishing industry

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Thailand
http://uk.reuters.com —

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade and fishing industry in 2015 and punish any public officials involved after international criticism of Thailand's failure to tackle the crime.

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KSA to cut reliance on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com —

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced plans to reduce its reliance on foreign workers by recruiting only highly-technical workers and monitoring investments closely. “The Kingdom will now be more selective in hiring foreign workers,” said Ibrahim Al-Assaf, finance minister, while giving highlights of the annual budget announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman he

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Unskilled foreign workers ‘hurt prospects of talented citizens’

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

RIYADH: Nidal Radwan, chairman of the National Committee for Labor (NCL), says that unskilled foreign workers are harming the careers of talented Saudi nationals.

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Third highest worlwide, OFW remittances seen to hit $29.7 B in 2015

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Philippines
http://www.philstar.com —

MANILA, Philippines – Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers are forecast to reach $29.7 billion this year, making the Philippines the world’s third largest recipient of remittances, according to the World Bank.

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Resolving our addiction to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

The World Bank’s latest edition of its quarterly economic report for Malaysia, the Malaysian Economic Monitor (MEM), was released last Friday.

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Manufacturers Call for Adequate Consultation and a Gradual Increase in Foreign Worker Levy

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

PETALING JAYA: An increase in foreign worker levy for certain industries by at least 30% early next year would be too steep and a burden for manufacturers given the current challenging times, according to Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).

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Illegal foreign worker brokerage ring busted

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) The mastermind of an illegal foreign worker brokerage ring and his accomplices have been arrested and 28 Indonesian workers who left their legal employers have been rescued, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Tuesday.

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Up to 30,000 illegal domestic helpers in Jordan are 'invisible': study

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Jordan
http://www.albawaba.com —

After coming to Jordan with hopes for a better life, domestic helpers face many violations that threaten their well-being, according to a recent study.

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