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Ban Ki-moon personally asks Malcolm Turnbull to review boat turnback policy

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

The United Nations chief, Ban Ki-moon, has personally called on Malcolm Turnbull to reconsider Australia’s policy on turning back asylum seeker boats during a meeting in Malaysia.

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Jokowi Calls for Maritime Cooperation at East Asia Summit

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Indonesia
http://en.tempo.co —

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo viewed that cooperation in the maritime sector would be the new priority for the East Asia Summit.

“Cooperation in the maritime sector is very strategic because it’s in line with Ind Read More


Southeast Asia Should Join Migration Debates – Russian PM

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Malaysia
http://sputniknews.com — Illegal migration is a relevant issue for Asia and discussing the issue would be useful within the framework of the ASEAN Summit, said Russian prime minister.

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Japan to open doors to Filipino domestic helpers | ABS-CBN News

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Philippines
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

MANILA - Japan will soon open its doors to Filipino domestic workers.

This was one of the topics discussed during the bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday evening.

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For Myanmar migrant workers, election results bring hope of returning to a better country - Channel NewsAsia

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com — Economic conditions at home drove them overseas seeking better job prospects. Post elections, some migrant workers told Channel NewsAsia they would head back home for half their pay, but that the government needs to effect the change they voted for. Read More

‘Domestic workers office owners must be educated’

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Kuwait
http://www.arabtimesonline.com —

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: Lawyer Faisal Al-Enezi filed a petition with the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of some articles found in the Law No. 68/2015 concerning domestic workers, especially second and third articles that set the condition of running domestic offices, which stipulates the owner must have high school certificate as a minimum.

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Opaque Migration Report Leaves Big Gaps in Information

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Burma
http://www.asiasentinel.com —

The Rohingya, one of Asia’s most benighted populations, who are being driven out of Myanmar and Bangladesh, often to an uncertain fate and scattered among Southeast Asian nations where they are often sold, kidnapped, raped or murdered, get no mention in a new 230-page report for 2015 by the International Organization for Migration.

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N. Korean defectors caught, want help to get to South

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Seven North Korean defectors have been arrested on the Mekong River in Nong Khai for illegally entering the country, a senior immigration police officer said on Wednesday.

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