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Thailand opens new centres for migrant workers to upgrade their legal status

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Thailand
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Thailand’s Ministry of Labour has opened 99 centres nationwide for Myanmar migrant workers to upgrade their legal status, according to the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok.


The ministry began work on 24 July to formalize the legality of migrant workers after new labour regulations took effect on 23 June. The ministry reported that between 24 and 30 July, 35,386 workers fr Read More

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New Taipei launches website to help filter migrant worker brokers

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) The New Taipei City government on Tuesday launched a website to allow employers of migrant workers to check information about brokers and recruitment agencies in the city and thus filter out agencies that have a history of malpractice.

On the website, employers can search for brokers and recruitment agencies that have government ratings and check the nation

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Malaysia launches biometrics system for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Malaysia

Malaysia's  Immigration Department has launched a biometric fingerprint identification system to be used in medical examinations for foreign workers.


Under the system, which will be implemented by October, those undergoing medical check-ups will have to go through biometric identification to verify and cross-check their identities with the Malaysian Immigration Syst Read More

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Biometric system to weed out unhealthy foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Malaysia
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 1 — Beginning October, only foreign workers with their fingerprints recorded under the biometric system can go through health screening before getting employment.


Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said it was for the purpose of verifying their identity before the health screening and aimed at restricting the spread of infectious diseases in the Read More

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Govt Collected RM13.7b In Taxes From Foreign Workers Since 2012

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM13.7 billion has been levied from foreign workers in the last 6 years, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.


Zahid said in 2017, around 1.7 million foreign workers with temporary foreign workers permits (PLKS) who were hired legally contributed to the tax collection of a Read More

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Illegal workers in Saudi face prison, SAR50,000 fine as crackdown begins

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Illegal foreign workers that failed to participate in Saudi Arabia’s recent amnesty period are facing up to a six months in jail, a SAR50,000 fine and deportation, according to reports.


Arabic publication Al-Madinah cited the kingdom’s Passports Department as saying the punishments were part of a crackdown campaign and would depend on the severity of the offenc Read More

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Six-month jail sentence, SR50,000 fine for unauthorized foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Unauthorized foreign workers, or those working on their account, will face severe penalties reaching up to six months in jail, a SR50,000 ($13,331) fine and deportation, local media said, quoting the General Directorate of Passports.
Penalties of work violators will come in a gradual step where expats working independently will be fined SR10,000 and deported if the violation

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Migrant worker registrations short of target

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Thailand
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Fewer than 200,000 migrant workers were registered in the first week of a new government programme, far short of the target of 600,000 to 800,000 that authorities had set.


The Labour Ministry said that 58,066 employers had sought registration for 190,926 workers since Monday at centres set up across the country.


The registration drive w Read More