Biometric system to weed out unhealthy foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 134 days ago Malaysia
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 1 — Beginning October, only foreign workers with their fingerprints recorded under the biometric system can go through health screening before getting employment.

Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said it was for the purpose of verifying their identity before the health screening and aimed at restricting the spread of infectious diseases in the Read More


Govt Collected RM13.7b In Taxes From Foreign Workers Since 2012

Posted by jaypee 135 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM13.7 billion has been levied from foreign workers in the last 6 years, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid said in 2017, around 1.7 million foreign workers with temporary foreign workers permits (PLKS) who were hired legally contributed to the tax collection of a Read More


Migrant worker registrations short of target

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago Thailand
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Fewer than 200,000 migrant workers were registered in the first week of a new government programme, far short of the target of 600,000 to 800,000 that authorities had set.

The Labour Ministry said that 58,066 employers had sought registration for 190,926 workers since Monday at centres set up across the country.

The registration drive w Read More


More than 1.7 million foreign workers in Malaysia; majority from Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 138 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: There are currently 1,781,598 foreign workers in the country as of 30 June 2017, says the Home Ministry.

This was in response to Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh) who had asked the ministry to provide a breakdown of foreign workers based on their countries of origin.

“The Rehiring Programme was implemented online from Feb 15 to Dec 31, 2017 for illegal immigrants f Read More


Zahid: 1.78 million foreign workers in Malaysia - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 139 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: There are 1.78 million legal foreign workers in the country, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).


The Deputy Prime Minister said Indonesian workers accounted for the highest number of foreign workers in Malaysia at 728,870, followed by Nepal (405,898), Bangladeshi (221,089), Myanmar (127,705), India (114,455), Pakistan Read More


Ministry aims to legalise 2m migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 140 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — A TOTAL of 101 temporary centres began a 15-day project to register foreign migrant workers across Thailand yesterday.

“We believe that we will be able to legalise the status of 2 million migrant workers during the period,” Labour Minister Sirichai Dithakul said. 

Labour Ministry permanent secretary ML Puntrik Smiti said Saraburi, Chon Buri and Kam Read More


Labour minister visits illegal workers in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 142 days ago Thailand
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Labour Minister Ith Samheng visited migrant workers in Thailand over the weekend, urging them to make use of centres that Thai authorities are opening to provide them with legal documents to remain in the country.

More than 5,000 Cambodian migrant workers fled the country recently as the Thai government began a Read More


23 illegal immigrants nabbed in raid on Ampang karaoke outlet

Posted by jaypee 143 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Immigration Department rounded up 23 illegal immigrants during a raid at an entertainment outlet in Ampang yesterday.

The detainees – comprising both patrons and workers at the outlet – were found to have overstayed in the country or been without documentation.

The group is made up of nine men and 14 women aged between 23 and 37.

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