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MAICCI wants Govt to review foreign worker policy

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) wants the Government to review the policy on foreign workers.


Its president Tan Sri K. Kenneth Eswaran (pic) said the current policy has made it difficult for employers to hire workers qualified for jobs they want filled.

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434 illegal workers, restaurant owner arrested

Posted by jaypee 67 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A total of 434 illegal workers as well as with the owner of a popular restaurant were arrested in an operation on Friday night.


Personnel from various enforcement agencies, including Kuala Lumpur police and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), were mobilised at various strategic areas in the city, including at key locations in Jalan Alor, Jalan Cangkat an Read More


Illegal foreign workers face immediate deportation: Manpower minister

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Indonesia
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Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has asserted that illegal foreign workers and foreign workers who violate labor rules will be immediately deported from Indonesian territory.

    Hanif asked people to report to the local manpower offices should they find illegal foreign workers or those who are violating the rules. Further action includes sending copies of the repo Read More


Philippines minister in Saudi Arabia over stranded workers

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Filipino and Saudi officials are working together to help thousands of stranded workers under a directive from King Salman, a diplomat said Wednesday as the Philippines labor secretary visited.

The roughly 11,000 Filipinos are among tens of thousands of workers affected by financial troubles at the kingdom's major construction firms.

"Their salaries have not been p Read More


Expat workers in Oman forced to give up gratuity for NOC

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Oman
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Expat workers in Oman are reportedly being forced to give up their end of service gratuity in order to receive a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer.

Times of Oman cited legal advisors as saying the practice is occurring, as companies look to avoid paying leaving workers.

This comes despite the denial of gratuity being illegal under Oman’s labour Read More


400 migrant workers to return from Malaysia | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Burma
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Myanmar will accept over 400 migrant workers who have been detained in detention camps in Malaysia through an arrangement made by the Myanmar Defence Services, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

The 400 workers will fly into Myanmar in the third week of August on a chartered Myanmar Air Read More


Complaints of migrant workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Number of cases filed at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) seeking reimbursement from unscrupulous manpower agencies has increased of late.

A total of 250 cases have been registered at the department in the past month alone, said Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson at the department.

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Non-Muslim hiring rule angers M’sian maid agencies | TODAYonline

Posted by jaypee 71 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian maid agencies and employers are up in arms after the enforcement of a directive by the Immigration Department which barred them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers.

Malaysian Maid Employers Association (MAMA) president Mr Engku Ahmad Fauzi said over the weekend (Aug 13-14) the rule would heavily limit the candidates that Muslim families may hire. Read More