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Migrant workers told to register or face deportation

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — All migrant workers in the fishing industry are required to register by the end of this month, the Ministry of Labour has announced.

The ministry said all migrant workers in the fishing industry have to register themselves to receive a proper work permit before March 31, as presently there are only 47,000 registered migrant workers in the fisheries sector, Thai National News Bureau repo Read More

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Trat trawler operators moving to Koh Kong | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 150 days ago Thailand
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TRAT - Fishing boat operators in this easternmost province are moving to adjacent Koh Kong province in Cambodia because they cannot survive in business in Thailand, senior officials admit. Many factors,...

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Sarawak Immigration Dept detains 189 illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 151 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration Department arrested 189 illegal foreign workers in a dawn raid at a construction site in Balingian, Mukah on Sunday.


Immigration spokesman Maspaun Bolhasan said the operation mounted between 5am and 8.30am involved 72 officers led by the department's enforcement deputy chief Rosliah Kassim.


In a statement here today, she said, t Read More

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New passport rule stigmatizes, burdens migrant workers: NGO

Posted by jaypee 151 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

Migrant Care executive director Wahyu Susilo said a new regulation that requires aspiring Indonesian migrant workers to have Rp 25 million on a bank account when applying for a passport was a policy based on prejudice and suspicion.


On Friday, Directorate General of Immigration spokesperson Agung Sampurno said the Immigration Office had issued a circular on March 6 that Read More

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Construction firm charged for housing 60 foreign workers in rat-infested dormitories

Posted by jaypee 156 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction & Trading was prosecuted in the State Courts on Tuesday (March 14) for housing 60 foreign workers in "unacceptable" accommodation with "unhygienic living conditions", said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Wednesday.


The firm also did not update the ministry, via an online system, on the foreign workers' housing addresses.


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Migrant workers in fishery required to register in time

Posted by jaypee 158 days ago Thailand
http://www.pattayamail.com —

BANGKOK,(NNT) – All migrant workers in fishing industry are required to register by the deadline within this month otherwise lawsuits will be filed against them.

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Indonesia eases migrant worker documentation

Posted by jaypee 161 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesian authorities have simplified bureaucratic procedures to allow migrant workers to obtain work permits easier.


The aim is to reduce the number of Indonesians working abroad illegally or becoming human trafficking victims.


Nusron Wahid, head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, said complex procedures — which includes having to Read More

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ASP and cop among seven held over bribes involving illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 164 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and a corporal were among seven people rounded up by anti-graft officers in Sarawak.


 


The other five were factory and outlet opera­tors based in Sibu, Miri and Kuching.


All seven, aged between 25 and 59, were detained in a sting operation between 11am and 2.45pm yesterday.


Malaysian Anti-Corr Read More