Exodus of illegal foreign workers leave Thai eateries in a stew

Posted by jaypee 90 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK — A new labour law has triggered an exodus of 250,000 foreign workers, creating a labour shortage that has forced scores of restaurants to shut, and many travel and bus companies to stop hiring illegal workers.

The new law was implemented on June 23 and the junta government has given business operators 120 days to certify or re-certify their foreign workers’ pe Read More


Bangladeshi, Indian, Nepali illegal workers assured of E-Kad

Posted by jaypee 91 days ago Thailand
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has assured the governments of Bangladesh, India and Nepal that their nationals who are working without valid permits in Malaysia would be legalised under the “rehiring programme” which will go on till the end of the year.

The Dhaka-based The Daily Star reported today that Malaysian Immigration authorities also said they would not go on with a c Read More


Thai labour ministry sets up 99 centres to register illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 92 days ago Thailand
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Petcharat Sinouy, inspector-general and spokesperson of the Thai Labour Ministry, said in a statement last week that the migrant centres will gather documents and photographs from workers and their employers.

She also said employees will be given a receipt by the migrant centre officer who accepts the documents.

U Aung Kyaw, vice chair of the Migrant Workers Rights Network, t Read More


1.5m illegal workers tipped to register

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Thailand
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The Labour Ministry will open 99 centres, including 11 in the capital, to legalise the status of 1.5 million illegal workers by properly registering them in compliance with an executive decree to regulate...

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Malaysia continues crackdown on illegal migrant workers even as businesses cry foul

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Raids on construction sites have become a daily exercise since Malaysia began its nationwide crackdown on illegal foreign workers on Jul 1. In the first 10 days of the operation, more than 3,300 illegal migrants have been arrested, including more than 60 employers.

It was not without warning. Immigration authorities had given employers nearly five months to register i Read More


Cambodia says 79 Cambodian migrant workers arrested in crackdowns in Malaysia - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 97 days ago Cambodia
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PHNOM PENH, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday that Malaysia has arrested 79 Cambodians in its crackdowns on illegal migrant workers.

The Malaysian immigration police launched crackdowns on illegal foreign workers on July 1.

"According to information from the Malaysian authorities, 47 Cambodian male workers and 32 female Read More


Holistic solution needed for foreign workers issue

Posted by jaypee 99 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A holistic solution is being worked on to find a way to resolve the issue of undocumented foreign workers and the problems faced by employers to seek workers, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.


“I am in the midst of discussing with a few consultants for a comprehensive solution. It is a complex issue Read More


Malaysia hit for migrant worker crackdown

Posted by jaypee 99 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has rounded up over 3,000 undocumented migrant workers this month in a major crackdown, prompting alarm Wednesday from lawmakers across the region who said the campaign was “victimizing the vulnerable.”

The relatively developed country is a magnet for migrant workers from across Asia, but several million are believed to be undocum Read More