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Foreign worker sector braces for a tough 2019

The Malaysian Reserve | 24 December 2019 Foreign worker agencies are bracing for a tough 2019 as the government follows through with its promise to regularise the labour market, cut out fraud and protect foreign workers’ rights. The agencies are also ex

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Malaysia to remove middlemen from recruitment process

New Age Bangladesh | 26 December 2019 Malaysia decided to eliminate middlemen who charge millions of foreign workers exorbitant recruitment fees, leaving them saddled with debt and vulnerable to exploitation. From factories to construction sites and plant

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Direct hiring of migrant workers

The Financial Express| 24 December 2018 Unsurprisingly, Kuala Lumpur takes the lead in weeding out middlemen or agents from its pre-existing migrant workers’ recruitment policies and practices. In a propitious combination of circumstances, one may a

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Drop in permits to work in Malaysia

Kathmandu Post | 23 December 2018 The number of permits issued to Nepalis aspiring to work in various countries has gone down in the past few months. In the first four months of the current fiscal year, the Department of Foreign Employment issued a total

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No freeze on foreign workers

Daily Express | 23 December 2019 Tawau: The new Pakatan government has never put a freeze on hiring foreign workers except for Bangladeshi workers. It wants only the best workers sent to Malaysia and not end up a dumping ground for “trash”. Hu

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Govt starts process of sending workers to Japan from April

The Himalayan 21 December 2018 Owing to its reputation of being a safe and reliable destination for migrant workers, the government has started formal negotiations with Japan to supply Nepali workers. Earlier, the Japanese government had formally announce

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Korea to accept 56,000 foreign workers in 2019

Inquirer | 19 December 2018 SEOUL — South Korea will accept 56,000 foreign workers under the Employment Permit System in 2019, the same number as this year, in a bid to relieve a labor shortage in the country. The government decided on the job quotas Tu

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Only 453 employment agencies left

The Star | 20 December 2019 KUALA LUMPUR: There are only 453 licensed private employment agencies in the country, says the Labour Department. Prior to 2017, 1,000 licences were issued to such agencies but after amendments were made to the Private Employme

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Gulf Arab blue-collar workforce continues to grow: UN

Aljazeera | 20 December 2019 Blue-collar migrant workers continue adding to the labour force of the oil-rich Gulf, skewing long-standing efforts by its leaders to increase the percentage of its own citizens in the workforce, data of the UN’s Interna

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