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4 ‘injured’ in clash between Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

At least four Bangladeshi migrant workers were allegedly injured in a clash between two groups of Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh on Saturday evening local time.

Malaysia to launch multi-lingual app for workers to expose errant employers

The Malaysian Human Resource Ministry will introduce a new application that will enable a two-way communication between the government and local and foreign workers, Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan...

Forcing migrant workers to wear wristbands is discriminatory and criminalises them: Malaysian NGO

Making it compulsory for all migrant workers to wear wristbands would be a discriminatory move, says Tenaganita, a non-governmental organisation in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Migrants victims of government’s euphemistic policy

Amid increasing problems and miseries many migrant workers underwent in the recent weeks, Indonesia government proudly announced that remittances sent by migrant workers earned the country 105...

The off-course task force

Taj Mohammad Baloch, a motor mechanic from Karachi town of Lyari, has worked in Oman, Iran and the United Arab Emiraes and speaks highly of his experiences there.

Why it’s so hard for Taiwan’s migrants to save money

Joe De La Rosa, 27, is a Filipino dreaming big in Taipei. Every day for six days a week, he wakes up at 4am, takes breakfast and then bikes to his factory.

December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019

Govt to introduce insurance schemes for migrant workers

The government will bring Bangladeshi migrant workers under two compulsory insurance schemes of Tk 2 lakh and Tk 5 lakh in a bid to provide financial security to them and their family members.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Unskilled, trapped in foreign lands

Alauddin Mollick, son of landless poor farmer Shahadat Mollick, had to drop out from school when he was in ninth grade due to abject poverty.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Migrants victims of government’s euphemistic policy

Amid increasing problems and miseries many migrant workers underwent in the recent weeks, Indonesia government proudly announced that remittances sent by migrant workers earned the country 105...

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

The off-course task force

Taj Mohammad Baloch, a motor mechanic from Karachi town of Lyari, has worked in Oman, Iran and the United Arab Emiraes and speaks highly of his experiences there.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Why it’s so hard for Taiwan’s migrants to save money

Joe De La Rosa, 27, is a Filipino dreaming big in Taipei. Every day for six days a week, he wakes up at 4am, takes breakfast and then bikes to his factory.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Migrating from a rock to a hard place

Even for a farmer with no other skills, a savings of VNÑ75 million (US$3,700) after two years of hard work is not winning the lottery, but Thuy was very thankful.

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