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Govt to take care of migrant workers’ health to prepare for AEC

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Thailand
http://thainews.prd.go.th —

BANGKOK, 27 February 2013 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry has announced that it is from now on taking care of migrant workers’ health, with an emphasis on contagious disease control in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

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Hotels told to report foreigners' arrivals

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Thailand
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Immigration police are demanding the operators of hotels and guesthouses file reports on foreigners within 24 hours of their check-in, or face fines.

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2 Chinese nationals ordered deported over illegal retail trade

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Philippines
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The Bureau of Immigration has ordered the immediate deportation of two Chinese nationals arrested last month for illegally engaging in the retail trade business.

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1,345 illegal migrants deported

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU, Feb 27 (Bernama) -- A total of 1,345 illegal immigrants have been deported to their country of origin until Feb 19, said Sabah immigration director Datuk Mohammad Mintek.

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Productivity levels driven down by unskilled foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Unskilled foreign labour in our workforce could be driving down productivity levels, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress.

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Singapore tightens foreign worker policies, aiming to drive productivity

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Singapore
http://www.globaltimes.cn —

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered his budget speech in the parliament on Monday, saying that the government, in a bid to pursue quality growth, will further tighten foreign worker policies while supporting the drive to boost productivity.

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4,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers sneak out of Libya

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Bangladesh
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“The government has not evacuated any Bangladeshi workers so far. But we have all preparations ready if the situation worsens,” Labour Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said yesterday.

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CFO urges overseas workers to invest in MSMEs, opens ‘BaLinkBayan’ portal

Posted by jacobo 887 days ago Philippines
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph —

THE Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) said migrants and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) need to increase their investments in the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which is now placed at only at  $1.61 billion or 7 per cent of the $23-billion annual OFW remittances to the country.

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