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Qatar to co-operate with IOM on migrant returns

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Qatar
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The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and  Qatar have signed in Kathmandu a memorandum of understanding which will see them working together over the next two years to provide voluntary return and reintegration assistance to stranded migrants.

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Migrant workers stage protests to urge lawmakers to scrap re-entry regulations

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Taiwan
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AIPEI -- A group of migrant workers staged a protest in front of the Legislature in Taipei on Tuesday, calling for the removal of a regulation that requires them to leave the country for at least one day every three years.

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Vietnamese illegal workers warned as Thailand tightens security after bomb attack

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Vietnam
http://www.thanhniennews.com — Thousands of Vietnamese people who are working illegally in Thailand on travel visas may be affected as the country tightened security after the Bangkok bomb blast last month.
Thai police recently announced that a key suspect in the deadly Bangkok blast paid a US$600 bribe to illegally enter Thailand. Read More

Construction firm supervisor fined RM20,000 for hiring illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: The supervisor of a construction company was yesterday fined a total of RM20,000, in default, 12 months’ jail for employing two foreigners who do not have a valid pass.

Sessions Court judge Marlina Ibrahim meted out a fine of RM10,000, in default, six months’ jail for each employee on Chang Siew Fui, 51, when his case came up for sentencing yesterday. Read More


Firms hiring illegal workers in Oman should be punished

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Hiring undocumented workers eyeing cheap labour is totally illegal and stringent actions should be taken against those companies that do so, said trade union leaders, commerce industry official and social workers.

“Hiring illegal workers is against law. We don’t encourage it,” Redha Juma Mohammed Ali Al Saleh, the Oman Chamber of Comme

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Many Migrant Workers Don’t Understand the Dangers

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Cambodia
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Experts say migrant laborers lack basic information about threats to them abroad, making them vulnerable to exploitation.

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FEPB flans more support for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Nepal
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The government is looking into ways of increasing the use of Foreign Employment Welfare Fund to provide additional assistance to the migrant workers and their families. Support schemes will include bearing medical treatment costs of workers or their immediate family members and providing skill training to more individuals wishing to work in foreign job destinations, among others.

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Islamic scholar: Qatar ‘needs to take care’ of its foreign workers - Doha News

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Qatar
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Asserting that migrant workers should not “lose their freedom for a piece of bread,” researchers and religious scholars have called on Qatar and other countries to improve foreigners’ treatment so that it is more in line with Islamic traditions and values.

In addition to overhauling its kafala sponsorship system, there needs to be a shift in attitudes so that fore Read More