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Foreign worker permits still available over-the-counter after Feb 28

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Malaysia
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KLUANG: The Cabinet has decided that Immigration Department counters dealing with foreign worker permits can remain open beyond Feb 28.

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Japan to extend stay for Filipino nurses by 1 year

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Japan
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

TOKYO = The Japanese government decided Tuesday to allow nurse and caregiver trainees from Indonesia and the Philippines to stay an additional year for further training and to give failed candidates another chance to sit for qualification exams to work in Japan under bilateral free trade agreements.

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Migrant-smugglers' latest tactic: Put ships on autopilot | The Japan Times

Posted by charlon 31 days ago Syria
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a large cargo ship, setting it on an automated course to crash into the coast, and then abandoning the helm.

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Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

Posted by charlon 31 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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One year ago, the abuse suffered by Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih at the hands of a Hong Kong housewife was exposed. On February 8, 2015, a Hong Kong court found the 44-year-old woman guilty of 19 charges, including causing bodily harm, common assault and failing to pay Sulistyaningsih's wages.

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Singapore Budget 2015: Concessionary rate for Foreign Domestic Worker Levy cut to $60

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - From May 1, households eligible for the Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession will enjoy a further discount on the monthly levy.

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Smugglers and illegal migrants disguised as crew caught by Navy | Dhaka Tribune

Posted by charlon 31 days ago Bangladesh
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Thirteen illegal migrants about to be smuggled to Malaysia were picked up in the outer anchorage area of Chittagong Port by the Bangladesh Navy yesterday. 

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Centre hopes to help more migrant workers with mobile office | TODAYonline

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE — The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) yesterday launched a mobile office to extend outreach to foreign workers here.

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Migrant workers building UAE cultural hub ‘abused’ | TODAYonline

Posted by charlon 31 days ago United Arab Emirates
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 Like other Persian Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates imports much of its labour force from Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines. And it imports prestige from liberal Western institutions such as universities and museums.

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