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23 illegal immigrants nabbed in raid on Ampang karaoke outlet

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Immigration Department rounded up 23 illegal immigrants during a raid at an entertainment outlet in Ampang yesterday.


The detainees – comprising both patrons and workers at the outlet – were found to have overstayed in the country or been without documentation.


The group is made up of nine men and 14 women aged between 23 and 37.


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600 foreign workers hired to overcome labour shortage: FGV

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) had hired almost 600 foreign workers to date in order to overcome labour shortage at its plantations.


According to FGV officer-in-charge Datuk Khairil Anuar Aziz, the intensive hiring programme carried out by FGV to overcome the shortage of labour issue was p Read More

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Law blocks migrant workers from voting

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Thailand
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The National Election Committee has said current laws forbid out-of-country registration and voting, following a meeting yesterday to discuss involving migrant workers in next year’s national election.


NEC president Sik Bun Hok said the committee was not trying to disenfranchise the millions of Cambodians working abroad, but was simply following the Read More

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Migrant labour registration low, 'worrying'

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Thailand
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The Thai Chamber of Commerce has voiced concerns about the low number of worker registrations in the service, construction, farm and fishery sectors.


Chamber vice-chairman Poj Aramwattananont warned there will be swift legal penalties against workers if they fail to register before the Aug 7 deadline.


He said businesses and employers are making their Read More

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Korea moves to limit E-9 visa extensions for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Republic of Korea
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Foreign workers who hold the E-9 non-professional employment visa will no longer be able to have unlimited extensions under new Korean government rules.

Applicants will only be able to extend the visa once, with a maximum stay of four years and 10 months, the Ministry of Justice said, according to Yonhap news agency Thursday. The ministry is working with the

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Employers to blame for illegal foreign workers issue: Immigration DG

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The Immigration Department says irresponsible employers are to blame for the long-standing problem of illegal foreign workers in Malaysia.


Its director-general, Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pix), said it can be seen clearly from the recent Enforcement Card (E-Card) measure that many employers have been hiring illegal foreign workers with scant Read More

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Asean labour ministers back Thailand's new migrant law

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Thailand
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 Labour Minister Sirichai Distakul joined Asean ministers to sign the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand) Joint Declaration on Safe Migration to strengthen regional efforts to end decades of illegal labour in five Southeast Asian nations. The pact formed at last week's ministerial meeting on labour affairs in Da Nang, Vietnam, affirms Thailand's neighbouring nation

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Chinese traders wants lower taxes, more foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Apart from addressing the issue of foreign worker shortage, Chinese traders want the government to consider reducing individual and corporate tax rate in its 2018 Budget.


Also high on their budget wish list are government funding and favourable policies to help speed up transformation for small and medium industries (SME), and traditional trades.

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