Foreign workers leaving Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The sectors that are heavily dependent on foreign labour can expect to be hit by another round of operational problems as more of these workers are quitting, packing up and leaving the country.

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Minister upholds ban on domestic worker placement in Middle East

Posted by jaypee 97 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The ban on sending domestic workers to the Middle East will not be lifted, Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri affirmed.

In a press statement by the Public Relations Department of the Manpower Ministry, Dhakiri noted that the issue of the overseas placement of domestic workers would not be discussed during his visit to several Middle Eastern countr

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Qatar seeks 100K Cambodian workers

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Cambodia
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A Qatari envoy yesterday told Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng that the Gulf state was interested in receiving as many as 100,000 Cambodian workers. This interest has rekindled concerns for would-be migrants’ well-being among labour rights advocates, despite the envoy’s assurances they would be well looked after.

Saleh Saeed Al-Shawi, director of the Department of Legal Aff Read More


RI to halt labor exports next year

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Indonesia
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Working as a domestic helper abroad has been a promising profession for many Indonesians as it offers better wages and prestige. Besides, the workers also contribute a great deal to the welfare of their families back home — and foreign exchange to the government.

However, instead of providing more comprehensive protection to the foreign exchange heroes or heroines and the

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Indonesia plans to stop sending new live-in maids abroad,

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia says it will stop sending new live-in maids abroad from as early as next year. Its authorities want domestic workers to live separately from their employers in dormitories, work regular hours, and get public holidays and days off.

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower's director for the protection and placement of Indonesian migrant workers abroad, Mr Soes Hindharno, told Read More


Labour shortage 'too much to bear'

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Malaysia
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THE Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (KLSCCCI) wants the Government to fully lift the suspension on recruitment of foreign workers for all sectors to ease the labour shortage.


KLSCCCI president Datuk Ter Leong Yap said many other sectors still required foreign workers as many businesses are facing operational issues caused by lab Read More


No more Indonesian domestic workers to be sent abroad?

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Indonesia
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia plans to gradually stop sending domestic migrant workers to other countries, with a full ban expected by 2019.

"The President wants that by 2018, all Indonesian migrant workers abroad are professional workers - working for companies instead of private households as maids," news reports quoted the Director for the Protection and Placement of Indone Read More


Gov’t fine-tuning process of hiring of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is fine-tuning the process of hiring foreign workers, due to the acute shortage of manpower particularly in the construction sector, says Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today.

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