Experts: Screen foreign workers regularly

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Medical experts are calling for the regular screening of foreign workers to combat the rise in leprosy cases. National Leprosy Control Centre (NLCC) deputy director Dr Sa’iah Abdullah said some migrants would have contracted leprosy, but the symptoms might not be detected during medical screening because the disease had an incubation period of up to five years.

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Indonesia plans recall of 700,000 workers from Saudi Arabia | Al Bawaba

Posted by jaypee 71 days ago Indonesia
http://www.albawaba.com —

Indonesia intends to recall some 700,000 workers mostly housemaids and drivers from the Kingdom within 15 months, Al-Hayat Arabic newspaper reported on Sunday quoting Indonesian government sources.

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Zahid: New system to register foreign workers next month

Posted by jaypee 72 days ago Malaysia
http://www.malaysiakini.com —

The single window system to register foreign workers online next month will be able to tackle the issue of human trafficking and victimisation of foreign workers.

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Abuse fears holding up workers pact for Qatar

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

A major factor holding up an agreement to send Cambodian workers to Qatar is the Cambodian government’s refusal to send domestic workers to the country amid a “high risk” of sexual abuse, a Labour Ministry official said yesterday.

Cambodia and Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011 to allow Cambodians to work in the Middle Eastern state, where thousand Read More


Again, 329 Indonesian Illegal Workers Deported from Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Malaysia
http://en.tempo.co —

TEMPO.CO, Johor Baru - Indonesian General Consulate in Johor Baru, Malaysia reported that it had has deported hundreds of illegal Indonesian migrant workers who were arrested by the Malaysian government in the past few months.

"On Thursday (17/9), we deported 329 Indo Read More


Remittances growth slows in July

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Philippines
http://business.inquirer.net —

Cash sent home by migrant workers in July grew at the slowest pace in six months as the dollar’s recent strength brought down the value of remittances denominated in other currencies.

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200 Cambodian workers rounded up in Hua Hin

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN -Local officials and defence volunteers raided the construction site of a large condominium in Hua Hin district on Tuesday night and rounded up 207 Cambodian migrant workers.

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Vietnamese illegal workers warned as Thailand tightens security after bomb attack

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Vietnam
http://www.thanhniennews.com — Thousands of Vietnamese people who are working illegally in Thailand on travel visas may be affected as the country tightened security after the Bangkok bomb blast last month.
Thai police recently announced that a key suspect in the deadly Bangkok blast paid a US$600 bribe to illegally enter Thailand. Read More