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Saudis sign MoU on maids

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Cambodia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to begin work on opening a pipeline for Cambodians to work in the gulf nation, which has been routinely criticised for failing to protect migrant domestic workers from abysmal treatment and slave-like conditions.


The Cooperation Agreement on the Recruitment of Domestic Workers and General Workers was signed Read More

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PH embassy in KL welcomes moratorium on increased levy for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Friday welcomed the deferral of the increased levies for foreign workers and called for further review of the levy structure.

Malaysia has some 2.1 million registered foreign workers.

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Legalise Bangladeshi workers here, says Tenaganita

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The Government should focus on legalising the undocumented Bangladeshi workers who are already here instead of bringing in another 1.5 million.


Tenaganita director Aegile Fer­nandes told The Star on Tuesday that documenting migrants here would be a far easier exercise than bringing in a new batch of workers.

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Perkasa wants Malay-speaking migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 107 days ago Malaysia
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Migrant workers need to obtain a Bahasa Malaysia language proficiency certificate before they are allowed to work in the country, says Perkasa, in criticising Putrajaya's decision to bring in 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers.

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Life in limbo for migrant workers - News VietNamNet

Posted by jaypee 109 days ago Vietnam
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Due to her family’s financial circumstances, at the age of 15 Ms. Kim Loan left school in her hometown in southern Binh Phuoc province to go to Ho Chi Minh City to find work.


After a few years waiting tables at a restaurant, which was hard work and low paid, she became a street vendor.


Each day she rides dozens of kilometers around the city on her bicycle from dawn to dus Read More

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126 Indonesian workers face death in Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Indonesia
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Ministries are pooling their efforts to save 126 Indonesian migrant workers facing the death penalty in Malaysia for drug-related offences, an official said on Thursday.


The government has used consultations, legal aid and a diplomatic approach to try to save the workers, director for the protection of Indonesians and legal aid at the Foreign Affairs Ministry Lalu Muhammad Iqbal s Read More

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Thailand plans new drive against illegal migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 113 days ago Thailand
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Thailand’s Labour Ministry plans to target big industrial zones in the first stage of a new campaign against illegal migrant workers, the Bangkok Post reported on February 4.


The checks in areas believed to be employing large numbers of illegal migrant workers would be aimed at documenting foreigners who were yet to register with the ministry, a senior official said. Read More

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Move to track illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PUTRAJAYA: The rehiring programme for foreign workers without permits (PATI) will make it easier for the government to identify the number of illegals in the country, said outgoing Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafa Ibrahim.

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