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Zahid Hamidi: Don't use foreign worker agencies, apply to Home Ministry directly

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

RAWANG: The Home Ministry wants local employers apply to them directly when hiring foreign workers and not to use agents in order to avoid being cheated by unscrupulous parties.

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Minister bars advertising for domestic worker agencies

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Lebanon
http://www.dailystar.com.lb —

BEIRUT: Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi issued a decision Tuesday banning domestic worker recruitment offices from advertising their services, saying any violation would be prosecuted under human trafficking.




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Scholars urge more migrant protections

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

The government must do more to tackle abuses against migrant workers, academics say. The situation has improved slightly since June, following moves by the National Council for Peace and Order to regulate migrant workers, said Narong Petprasert, an economist at Chulalongkorn University.

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Human rights violations come to the fore

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Thailand
A report by Fortify Rights, a human rights advocacy group, highlighted grave human rights violations in Rakhine state, which forced people to flee and suffer from ill treatments.

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Thailand's Trafficking Travesty Risks Lives - Phuket Wan

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Thailand
http://phuketwan.com —

KAPER: The mystery of the disappearing boatpeople and a sudden, inexplicable change in ethnicity among would-be refugees is a puzzle of the kind that has often afflicted Thailand's Andaman coast. It happened again yesterday.

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Slash cost of remittances: India to tell G20 leaders

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago India
http://indianexpress.com —

India will push for a reduction in the remittance costs of non-residents at the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane, Australia, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sherpa Suresh Prabhu on Thursday.

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Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Burma
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

MYINT HLUT — The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Burma nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War.

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PHL-Saudi labor pact gets Saudi Cabinet nod –report

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia may finally benefit from better working conditions provided in a labor pact signed by the Philippines and Saudi Arabia last year, after the Saudi Cabinet gave the agreement its nod this week.

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