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Indonesia to impose ban on maids working overseas earlier than expected

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia will prevent its female citizens from working as housemaids and domestic helpers in foreign countries earlier than widely expected, it emerged after a meeting of the country’s National Congress on February 14.

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Minister: Stringent requirement restricting number of Bangladeshi workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: There will not be an influx of Bangladeshi workers to the state due to the stringent requirement to bring them in, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.




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CBCP helping DFA persuade OFWs in conflict-hit areas to avail of repatriation

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Philippines
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The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines is teaming up with the Department of Foreign Affairs in urging overseas Filipino workers in conflict-hit countries to avail of repatriation.

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Malaysia braces for maid supply cut from Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies said it is prepared for the worst, after Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged an end to the export of domestic workers.

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Strict guidelines limit influx of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: There will be no big influx of Bangladeshi workers due to the state’s stringent employment requirements to import them, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem.

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Government defends its anti-human trafficking record

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
THE FOREIGN Ministry yesterday expressed its disappointment over a recent report from the London-based Environment Justice Foundation (EJF), which said Bangkok's efforts to combat human trafficking were "wholly inadequate". Read More
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Industry warned on labour

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
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The labour shortage in the industrial sector is expected to be more severe over the next few years as many businesses are still labour-intensive, while the Thai education system has failed to produce skilled...

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Migrant schools face closure amid funding plunge

Posted by charlon 35 days ago Burma
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"Schools at the Thai-Burma border that cater for migrant children are facing severe operational struggles as funding from international donors falls, according to the Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC)."

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