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.Read More
Thai police recently announced that a key suspect in the deadly Bangkok blast paid a US$600 bribe to illegally enter Thailand. Read More
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
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
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.Read More
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