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Ministry steps up enforcement on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: The Home Minis­try said it will step up enforcement operations against foreigners illegally employed as security guards.


“Allegations or reports on a flood of illegal foreigners employed as security guards is due to the tendency of the security firm out to make a quick profit,’’ the ministry said in a statement.

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Malaysian authorities detain 118 migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

Jul 25, 2016- The Malaysian authorities have arrested as many as 118 foreign nationals, including two women, in a crackdown on illegal migrants in Kuala Lumpur. It is suspected that many Nepalis are among the arrested.

An eyewitness told the Post that most of the detainees were Bangladeshi and Nepali nationals. The number of Nepalis arrested in the crackdown on Saturday could no Read More


Illegal foreign workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
http://www.theborneopost.com —

KUCHING: The number of illegal immigrants in the state is on the rise if the arrests made by the State Immigration Department this year are anything to go by.

According to its director Ken Leben, 10 per cent out of the 13,000 foreign workers checked by the department in the first half of this year were found to have violated the Immigration Act and were subsequently arrested.

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Illegal foreign workers, rule breakers face immediate deportation: Manpower minister

Posted by jaypee 34 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 reports to provincial- Read More


Kuwait calls for limits on entry of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Kuwait
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com —

The Ministry of the Interior in Kuwait has proposed a set of quotas for every expatriate community in the country in a bid to address the demographic imbalance. Approximately two-thirds of the population in the Gulf State are foreigners.

The proposal was published in Al-Rai newspaper on Monday. It includes putting a halt on recruitment from “bloated” nationalit Read More


Govt drafts labour law for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Burma
http://www.mmtimes.com —

The government is drafting a foreign labour law to govern the growing number of international workers seeking opportunity in Myanmar, parliament heard yesterday.

U Thein Swe, the minister of labour, immigration and population, said the law will include rules for foreign workers and international investments.

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Protection of OFWs, especially domestic workers, urgently needed

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Philippines
http://globalnation.inquirer.net —

The Center for Migrant Advocacy is urging the current administration to look into the still widespread exploitation and abuse of Filipino women migrant workers, in particular those working as domestic workers, as noted by the recently released concluding observations of the 64th Session of CEDAW (UN-Convention On the Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women) on the Philippi

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More training, welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A non-profit organisation has introduced more training courses and welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore, including a course that trains them on providing care to the elderly.

Under the specialist caregiver programme, launched on Tuesday (Jun 28) by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST), maids can pick up skills Read More