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Growing numbers of Chinese migrants heading to Canterbury

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago New Zealand
http://www.scoop.co.nz —

As Canterbury recovers and rebuilds, more and more Chinese are heading to the region as tourists, students, and migrants, a University of Canterbury PhD postgraduate student says.

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New Rules to Help Myanmar Migrants Apply for Passports

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Thailand
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The Burmese Embassy in Thailand is revising procedures for Burmese migrants to receive regular passports, the Burmese government says.

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Anti-trafficking law to be amended

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Burma
Myanmar plans to amend its anti-human trafficking law or enact a new one to meet international standards, in light of a growing number of cases involving foreign traffickers and local officials. Read More
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Will illegal migrants outnumber northeast indigenous people in 30 years?

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago India
http://www.asiantribune.com —

A decade ago, then Assam Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Ajay Singh made a startling revelation that about 6000 illegal Bangladeshis were entering into Assam daily. If his statement was correct, then the fate of the northeast people is terribly at stake. Now after 10 years, one can simply imagine what will be the current rate of daily illegal infiltration into Assam

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UN Reports Increase in Boat People Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Thailand
http://www.voanews.com —

A new U.N. report points to a sharp increase in numbers of boat people mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, and Bangladesh.  Activists fear a further surge of refugee boat people, especially ethnic Rohingya fleeing squalid refugee camps and persecution in Myanmar.

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Stranded migrants on their way home

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

To get his teenage daughter and niece on a plane yesterday after 10 months of alleged abuse and forced marriages in China, Kim Vicheat* said he had to bury his family in debt because the Cambodian consulate refused to fund their repatriation.

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Nearly 17,000 migrant workers registered in Phuket, deadline pushed back

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: With nearly 17,000 migrant laborers already added to the system since late July, the deadline for registration has been pushed back from August 21 to October 31, a Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO) officer told the Phuket Gazette yesterday -

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Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Thailand
http://www.dvb.no —

Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work for as little as 270 Thai baht (US$8) per day. That is half of Thailand’s legal minimum wage.

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