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Boatpeople Case North of Phuket Raises Doubts About Thailand's Commitment to Stop Human Trafficking

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Thailand
http://phuketwan.com —

PHUKET: Police north of Phuket have overlooked a possible connection to human trafficking in a case involving 37 men, women and children, raising doubts about Thailand's newly-expressed commitment to treat the issue with appropriate seriousness.

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Cambodia refugee deal: Protests outside Australian embassy in Phnom Penh as Scott Morrison signs agreement

Posted by charlon 33 days ago Cambodia
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au —

In a joint statement, the Australian and Cambodian governments announced a bilateral memorandum of understanding that provides "settlement and integration support" in Cambodia for refugees.

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PHUKET: Police find 37 migrants in gang's vans

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Thailand
http://www.thephuketnews.com —

A team of more than 20 police and soldiers yesterday (September 25) gave chase to two SUVs and stopped the vehicles on a section of Phetkasem Road between Takua Pa and Khura Buri in Takua Pa district.

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Myanmar seeks to seal regional deal on migrants

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Burma
http://www.mmtimes.com —

With Malaysia set to take over from Myanmar as chair at the end of the year, rights groups say the treaty could be put off until at least 2016 if it is not finalised in the coming months.

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Thais to inspect boat labour

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Seeking to repair the bruised reputation of its notoriously abusive and migrant worker-dependant seafood industry, Thailand announced on Monday a plan to inspect conditions of the fishing sector beginning next month.

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‘Return migration’ to benefit teachers working as maids in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Philippines
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

School teachers forced to work as household helpers or household service workers (HSWs) in Singapore now have a chance to return to the Philippines to practice their original profession.

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Burmese Migrants, Thai Recruiters Arrested in Mae Sot

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Thai authorities in the border town of Mae Sot have arrested scores of Burmese migrant workers and a group of Thai nationals accused of illegally recruiting them, the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok has confirmed.

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Deployment of newly-hired OFWs resumes for West Bank, Israel

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Philippines
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

The government has lifted the ban on the deployment of newly-hired Filipino workers to West Bank and Israel following the lowering of the alert level in those areas by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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