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Vietnam premier demands workers urgently brought home from Libya

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Vietnam
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Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday urged the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs to promptly execute plans to bring home all Vietnamese workers from Libya, where armed conflicts are escalating.

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AGC seeks to speed up maid abuse cases

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Malaysia
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THE Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is looking at ways to speed up court cases involving abused foreign workers, including maids, as some wait several months or even years before their complaints are dealt with in court.

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Foreign Ministry focuses on moving Thais out of Libya

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK, Aug 4 -- Efforts are being made with the Thai embassy in Trpoli, the Libyan capital of Tripoli, and Thailand's honourary consul in Tunis, the Tunisian capital, to evacuate Thais remaining in Libya, said Thongchai Chasawath, director-general of  Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Consular Affairs Department.

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Filipinos in Libya: We can survive war, not joblessness

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Fearing joblessness, more than 11,000 Filipinos choose to remain in Libya even as a 1,500-seater ship is set to ferry them by Friday, August 8, out of the country at the brink of civil war.

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War or want: Why some Pinoys won't leave Libya

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - More than 11,000 Filipinos still remain in strife-torn Libya, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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DFA seeks to suspend overseas voter registration in war-torn areas

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs - Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) is asking the Commission on Elections to immediately suspend overseas voter registration in strife-torn areas - Libya, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza strip.

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6 Pinoy-Japanese appeal for Japanese citizenship

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Six descendants of Japanese who live in the Philippines will leave for Japan on Tuesday to appeal for official recognition as Japanese citizens from the Tokyo Family Court, an organization helping them said Monday.

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Pinoy workers 'would rather take chances in Libya'

Posted by jacobo 15 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - More than 11,000 Filipinos in Libya have ignored appeals to evacuate, with many apparently choosing to take their chances in the war-torn country rather than risk unemployment at home, a foreign department spokesman said Monday.

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