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ADB: Govts must ensure remittances used for inclusive growth

Posted by jaypee 66 days ago Philippines
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Asian governments and the private sector must take full advantage of the sharp increase in workers’ migration and remittances, making sure the funds are channeled through the formal financial system and fully utilized for inclusive economic growth, delegates to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) forum agreed on Wednesday.

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Remittances edge up 0.5% to $1.814 B in January

Posted by jaypee 67 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Growth in overseas Filipino workers’ remittances decelerated to a six-year low in January, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.




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Vietnamese, Malaysian trade unions ink deal on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Vietnam
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HANOI, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of Vietnamese and Malaysian trade unions agreed here on Monday to cooperate in protecting Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia, one of the top four destination countries for Vietnamese workers.

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Special taskforce to combat anti-human trafficking, drugs and firearms smuggling at Malaysia-Thai border: Dep IGP | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will be setting up a special task force focusing on anti-human trafficking, drugs and firearms smuggling at Malaysia-Thailand border Deputy Inspector General of Police, Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said.

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National scene: Ministry to limit foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Indonesia
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Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri said he would limit the number of foreigners working in the country to allow businesses to employ more domestic workers.

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Delegation to US works to upgrade Thailand's labour status

Posted by jaypee 71 days ago Thailand
THAILAND has high hopes that its efforts to improve labour rights will be reflected in the next revision of the United States' "Trafficking in Persons" (TIP) report, which is due in May. Read More
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Malaysia vows to do more to protect Myanmar workers

Posted by jaypee 72 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak pledged to improve protection for migrant workers from Myanmar during talks with the country’s President Thein Sein today.

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Almost half of foreign workers infected with TB, say doctors

Posted by jaypee 72 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: With almost half of foreign workers failing their medical tests found to be infected with the highly contagious tuberculosis (TB), doctors are raising the alarm over the presence of some three million to six million illegals here.

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