Hrmasia, Malaysia, 18 Jan 2017 - Illegal foreigners working in Malaysia have been granted temporary work passes by the Government after the Attorney-General’s Chambers ruled that existing laws permitted them to work.
Global Times, China, 18 Jan 2017 - Every year, millions of migrant workers find themselves denied payment before they go home for Spring Festival. Many are left with no choice and react in extreme ways, such as attempting suicide or organizing riots to get their back wages
Bangkok Post, Thailand, 17 Jan 2017 - Authorities have pledged to study how to make living quarters for foreign workers better to improve their quality of life.
The Wire, South Asia, 16 Jan 2017 - The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action.
The Nation, Thailand, 12 Jan 2017 - A new report from the UN makes a strong case for respecting the rights of migrant domestic workers
The Daily Star, Bangladesh, 9 Jan 2017 - Expatriates' Welfare Minister Nurul Islam has sought written complaints of high migration costs so that the ministry can take punitive actions.
Eco-business, Asia, 9 Jan 2017 - Climate migration is on the rise, and Asia is set to be among the worst affected regions. Asian Development Bank vice president Stephen Groff outlines how the region can prepare for the next wave of migrants.
Astroawani, Japan, 8 Jan 2017 - In a Japanese-style apartment, Maria Del Bago learns how to properly bow, clean traditional tatami floor-matting and decipher instructions for a high-tech toilet.
The Guardian, Malaysia, 6 Jan 2017 - Series of measures including ban on employers deducting a foreign workers’ levy seen as laying groundwork for Malaysia to join Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Himalayan Times, Nepal, 4 Jan 2017 - Thirty-two-year-old Shambhu Koirala (name changed) saw his dreams of securing a better future for his family in Baglung crumble with the medical report issued by his employer company in Kuala Lumpur that declared him ‘medically unfit’ and sent him back home.
The Star, Malaysia, 3 Jan 2017 - Struggling employers want the Government to reverse the decision forcing bosses to pay the annual levy for foreign workers.
Benar News, Thailand, 1 Jan 2017 - Thailand’s cabinet has passed a resolution that could allow as many as 80,000 stateless people living in the country to apply for Thai citizenship, according to a government official and the U.N.’s refugee agency.
ILO, Global, 5 Dec 2016 - A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.
Bangkok Post, Thailand, 17 Dec 2017 - Having worked as a domestic helper for a Thai family for five years, Kon has blended in well with her neighbourhood. Most people are not aware she is a migrant worker.
Prachatai, Thailand, 13 Dec 2016 - Overworked and undervalued, women migrant workers in the Thai construction and domestic work sectors are regularly discriminated against and often lack labour protection. Women currently make up approximately half of all documented migrant workers in ASEAN, but their experiences are often shaped by their gender and are markedly different to the experiences of men.