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Construction firm charged for housing 60 foreign workers in rat-infested dormitories

Posted by jaypee 154 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction & Trading was prosecuted in the State Courts on Tuesday (March 14) for housing 60 foreign workers in "unacceptable" accommodation with "unhygienic living conditions", said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Wednesday.

The firm also did not update the ministry, via an online system, on the foreign workers' housing addresses.

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Mob arrested over maids' money misery

Posted by jaypee 154 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.atimes.com — Hong Kong police believe a money lending syndicate offered loans to 1,200 Filipino domestic helpers and seized the borrowers’ passports and employment contracts as collateral

Two Hong Kong residents and eight Filipino domestic workers were arrested on loan sharking charges in a police operation on Sunday and Read More


Migrant workers in fishery required to register in time

Posted by jaypee 157 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK,(NNT) – All migrant workers in fishing industry are required to register by the deadline within this month otherwise lawsuits will be filed against them.

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Lack of coordination pushes migrant workers towards uncertainty

Posted by jaypee 157 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com — Blame game and lack of coordination between the ministries concerned and recruitment agencies have increasingly been pushing migrant workers towards risk and uncertainty. 

The scenario revealed itself during a conference styled “Safe Migration and Pr Read More


Migrant workers in graft mire

Posted by jaypee 159 days ago Bangladesh
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Around 90 percent of five lakh Bangladeshi male workers had to pay two to three times the usual migration cost last year to obtain work visas for seven countries, including five in the Middle East.

They also paid bribes at different stages at the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for visa approval to go Read More


Indonesia eases migrant worker documentation

Posted by jaypee 159 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesian authorities have simplified bureaucratic procedures to allow migrant workers to obtain work permits easier.

The aim is to reduce the number of Indonesians working abroad illegally or becoming human trafficking victims.

Nusron Wahid, head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, said complex procedures — which includes having to Read More


ASP and cop among seven held over bribes involving illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 162 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and a corporal were among seven people rounded up by anti-graft officers in Sarawak.


The other five were factory and outlet opera­tors based in Sibu, Miri and Kuching.

All seven, aged between 25 and 59, were detained in a sting operation between 11am and 2.45pm yesterday.

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Gov’t urged to endorse convention on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 162 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A local guest workers’ advocate society is urging the government to endorse the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families to improve their overall situation in the Kingdom. 

In its annual report, “Walled by Alienation: Working and Living Conditions o Read More