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Number of foreign workers very small: Minister

Posted by jaypee 162 days ago Malaysia
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Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri has denied issues regarding the growing number of foreign workers in Indonesia.


“Foreign workers in Indonesia are only around 70,000; it’s very few compared to the country’s total workforce which reaches 129 million,” said Hanif on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.

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Asia migrant crisis: New mass graves on Malaysia-Thai border

Posted by jaypee 168 days ago Malaysia
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New mass graves with 24 bodies thought to be those of migrants have been found in Malaysia, police say.

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Towards A Real Solution to Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis

Posted by jaypee 172 days ago Malaysia
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This article is part of “Southeast Asia: Refugees in Crisis,” an ongoing series  by The Diplomat for summer and fall 2015 featuring exclusive articles from scholars and practitioners tackling Southeast Asia’s ongoing refugee crisis. All articles in the series can be found here.

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Foreign manual worker earns RM5k monthly

Posted by jaypee 194 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The photo of the payslip of a foreign worker who takes home RM5,000 a month has gone viral, prompting one professor to remark that if one was willing to work hard, there was no double standard in wages in the country.

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MMA advocates free treatment for foreign workers with infectious diseases

Posted by jaypee 198 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: President of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip has called on the government to provide free treatment to foreign workers with infectious diseases, whether they are here legally or illegally.

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Cut fees for legal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 198 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: Documented foreign workers should not pay too much for public hospital services because their employers pay a levy to the Government, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said.

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Employers should bear the medical cost of foreign employees

Posted by jaypee 200 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Employers must bear the medical cost for their foreign employees and not have them subsidised by tax payer's ringgit.

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Police cripple gang extorting foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 209 days ago Malaysia
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JOHOR BARU: The police detain three men suspected of being involved in extorting foreign workers in an operation in Jalan Sungai Danga, at midnight, yesterday.

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