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NGO Says Up To 500 Migrant Workers Extorted Daily By Police, Military, Officials

Posted by jacobo 27 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com —

Jakarta. Advocacy group Migrant Care estimated that every day between 400 to 500 Indonesian migrant workers are extorted by security and immigration officers on their return to Indonesia, providing a glimpse of how entrenched corruption in the field could be.

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Passports required for Temporary Residence in Thailand will only be issued by the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Burma
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In order to receive Temporary Residential Status “Tor Ror 38/1” (TR.38/1) from the Thai government, Burmese migrant workers must submit supporting documents and a passport proving they are Burmese citizens. The Burmese embassy in Bangkok is the only office from which Burmese migrants can obtain such documents.

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Number of Sri Lankan housemaids migrating overseas significantly reduced

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.colombopage.com —

Aug 07, Colombo: The number of Sri Lankan housemaids migrating overseas has been reduced from 44 percent to 33 percent this year, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma said.

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OFW-repatriates from Libya to get P10K aid

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Philippines
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

MANILA – Overseas Filipino workers who were repatriated due to the crisis in Libya will each get P10,000 in financial assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

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PAL agrees to airlift 800 OFWs in charter flights

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Philippines
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Philippine Airlines (PAL) is sending two airplanes chartered by the government to airlift Filipino evacuees from Malta on August 12. It is estimated to arrive in Manila on August 13, carrying about 800 of the 1,036 overseas Filipino workers who have registered their willingness to leave strife-torn Libya.

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MOU paves way for Pinoy doctors to work in Brunei

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - The Philippines and Brunei recently signed a memorandum of understanding on Health Cooperation which paves the way for Filipino doctors and medical practitioners to work there for short-term periods.

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Myanmar to help screen workers

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

The Myanmar government has promised full cooperation in verifying the nationality of Myanmarese workers in Thailand. 

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Leave childcare to Thais, doctor urges

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Ayutthaya — A paediatrician is concerned about parents hiring migrant workers as babysitters, saying they put their children's development at risk at a crucial early age. 

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