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Expatriates in UAE to get new identity cards

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

Abu Dhabi: Identity cards for expatriate residents in the UAE will be referred to as ‘Resident Identity Cards’ from February 2013 onwards, the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) announced on Wednesday.

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Foreign workforce in Japan down 0.6% in October

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

The number of foreign workers in the country as of Oct. 31 was down 0.6 percent from a year earlier as the automobile and other manufacturing sectors scaled back amid the global economic slowdown, government data showed Tuesday.

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446,219 Illegal Immigrants Deported, RCI Told

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago Malaysia
http://www.bernama.com —

The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) investigating the illegal immigrants problem in Sabah was today told that 446,219 such individuals were deported from the state between 1990 and yesterday.

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Thailand to turn away Myanmar boat people: official

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Thailand will turn away any more Rohingya boat people from neighbouring Myanmar who try to land on its shores, a top official said Monday after an influx of refugees fleeing sectarian unrest.

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Illegal Indonesian workers returned home from Malaysia

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago Malaysia
http://news.asiaone.com —

Eighty two Indonesian women helped by the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to return home arrived in Jakarta on Monday. They are some of a total 104 migrant workers released in a mission led by the Malaysian Police and the Immigration Office.

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UAE presents report on progress in protecting human rights

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://www.khaleejtimes.com —

The UAE government presented a report on the progress that the country has made in promoting and protecting human rights at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday.

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Cabinet panel in talks over foreign worker levy

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago Malaysia
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MALACCA - The Special Cabinet Committee on Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants has been asked to discuss whether foreign workers or their employers should pay the levy following the implementation of the minimum wage policy.

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Indonesia saves 22 Sri Lankans, 2 die in stranding

Posted by jacobo 758 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

Indonesia has rescued 22 Sri Lankans after their ship stranded off southern Java Island while apparently sailing for Australia to seek asylum. Two died and one is missing.

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