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Illegal workers lost in Malaysia sinking

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Malaysia
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At least two people died and 18 were missing after an overloaded fishing boat carrying about 80 illegal workers from Indonesia capsized off peninsular Malaysia's Johor state.

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Big drive soon to register illegal workers in Phuket

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Thailand
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Today Phuket Vice-Governor Dr Sommai Preechasilpa and Yaowapa Pibulpol, the head of the Provincial Employment Office, found another 15 workers aboard fishing boats in Phuket waters, and told them they must get registered by the end of June, and how to do it.

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Manpower Ministry tells agencies to treat maids with respect

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Wednesday (July 16) sent an advisory to employment agencies (EAs) in the wake of recent media reports on the treatment of foreign domestic workers in Singapore.

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New concept on improvement of migration policy introduced in Kazakhstan

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Kazakhstan
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Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Kazakhstan, Tamara Duisenova, making a speech at the briefing in Astana presented a new concept for the improvement of the country`s migration policy.

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Human Rights Watch, UNHCR and Refugees Raise Concerns Following Reports That Thai Military Will Return Refugees After Reaching Agreement with Burma’s Military « Karen News

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Thailand
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Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has reached an agreement with the commander-in-chief of Burma’s military to repatriate the 120,000 refugees on the Thai Burma border.

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Laos, Burma and Cambodia Back Thai Labor Policies

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Thailand
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Officials from Burma, Laos and Cambodia gave their support to new Thai labor policies on regulating migrant workers. The new policies drafted by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) are intended to reduce problems and protect workers’ rights and conditions.

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Brunei opens door to Pinoy doctors, other health professionals

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines has signed an agreement with Brunei Darussalam allowing Filipino doctors and other medical professionals to practice there "for short-term periods."

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POEA bans deployment of new hires to Kenya

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) governing board has halted the deployment and processing of newly-hired overseas Filipino workers to Kenya.

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