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Singapore’s Exploited Immigrant Workers

For Zahir (not his real name), the wealthy city-state of Singapore was meant to be his chance to make it rich. The Bangladeshi was so convinced it would be worth his while to move there that he paid $8,000 to a training center in his home country for placement...

Malaysia: A day at the Fugee School: the beginning of new life

One of my greatest highlights whilst interning at the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights was going out and seeing the Fugee School in Gombak. Whilst Gombak would only be considered as the end of the line for many Malaysians, for a group of refugee children from Somali,...

Indonesia helps AFP stop boats

MORE than 1100 asylum-seekers have been stopped from coming to Australia by boat as the Australian Federal Police and its Indonesian counterpart greatly boost their offshore disruption activities. As the government continued to fend off criticism it had botched the relationship with Jakarta following a high-seas stand-off over the weekend,...

Myanmar: Migrant rights group slams policy failings

The Migrant Workers’ Rights Network, an advocacy group for Myanmar migrants abroad, said in a statement on November 12 that Myanmar workers “are being as a result of poor and incompetent migration policy management and corruption”. “As a result, workers already at high risk of labour rights abuse, discrimination...

Indonesian Maids in Hong Kong Often Victims of Rights Violations

HONG KONG–Indonesian domestic helpers working as maids in Hong Kong are often victims of rights violations that include physical and verbal abuse, as well as restrictions on their freedom of movement, by their employers and recruitment agencies, according to a report by London-based Amnesty International. In the report, released Thursday,...

Singaporeans have ‘duty to be kind to foreign workers’

Singapore has laws to protect foreign workers' rights but citizens also have a responsibility to be kind and humane towards them, said Professor Chan Heng Chee yesterday. Most people here already have a sense of decency, she said in opening remarks at a migrant workers' group event, and would help...

A Consultation on ‘the AICHR’s Thematic Study on Migration’

A consultation on ‘the AICHR’s thematic study on Migration’ was organised by H.E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand representative to the AICHR, on 17 October 2013, at Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants of this consultation included experts in the field of migration, who...

Myanmar: Amritsar lawyer to take up case of nine Rohingya Muslims stranded in India

AMRITSAR: Moved by the plight of a nine-member Rohingya Muslim family which was recently released from Amritsar jail, a local lawyer and human rights activist has taken up their issue with the Myanmar government to seek justice for them. Talking to TOI, advocate Ajay Virmani said he took up the...

Rohingya refugees being ‘held in secret Thai jungle camps and sold to human traffickers’

A special correspondent for the South China Morning Post has been led to a secret refugee camp deep in the Thai jungle, where an escapee said about 1,500 Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar are being hidden in appalling conditions. The former detainee said at least 16 people had died and many...

Thailand’s Secret Smuggler Gulags for Rohingya Confirmed by News Agency

PHUKET: A long-awaited report from the Reuters news agency confirms today that thousands of Rohingya boatpeople are being transited through Thailand in a covert and abusive smuggling operation. The report from three countries adds substance to Tuesday's Phuketwan world exclusive, revealing claims that boatpeople are dying daily in secret camps...