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Thai junta frees 14 Cambodian migrant workers

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:40

The Thai military junta has released 14 Cambodian migrant workers imprisoned last month for holding fake work visas, Cambodia`s foreign ministry said Friday.

Over 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers flee Thailand

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:44

More than 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers, mostly undocumented, have fled Thailand fearing the military junta`s crackdown on illegal foreign workers, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday.

More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand: official

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:55

More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, an official said Sunday, amid fears of a crackdown on migrant workers after last month`s military takeover.

Singapore plans centres outside city for migrant workers: Report

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 15:22

Singapore plans to build more recreation centres in the suburbs to draw migrant labourers away from the city after a rare riot in the congested Little India district last year, a report said Monday.

40,000 migrants among voters in Jammu

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 14:07

As many as 40,000 migrants from Pakistan are part of 1.7 million people who are eligible to cast their vote Thursday in the Jammu parliamentary constituency. These migrants, however, can`t vote in the assembly polls. The 40,000 migrants are among nearly 100,000 refugees from Pakistan who could affect the electoral fortunes of the candidates in this constituency.

Chinese migrants quit coastal cities to save money, be nearer home

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:35

More migrant workers deserted China`s coastal regions last year, as lower living costs and proximity to home trumped higher wages, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said.

Second Indian national jailed for rioting in Singapore

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 16:27

A second Indian national was jailed for 15 weeks for his involvement in Singapore`s worst riots in 40 years.

Riot-hit Singapore insists migrant workers treated respectfully

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 00:18

Singapore denied that a riot last month by South Asian migrant workers in the city-state was triggered by discontent over their wages and living conditions.

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 16:48

Maldivian authorities have started to fine firms that employ undocumented expatriate workers, media reports said here Friday.

ILO, EU to support welfare of migrant workers of South Asia

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 16:58

Seeking to promote the welfare of "vulnerable migrant workers" from India, Nepal and Pakistan to the Gulf countries, the ILO and EU today launched a joint 2.41 million euros project here.

Over 600 migrant workers rescued in Odisha

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 14:20

Over 600 migrant workers, including 170 children, were rescued in Odisha in a crackdown launched after the brutal torture of two labourers in the state three days ago, an official said on Friday.

Singapore riots: 52 Indians to be deported, 28 charged

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 18:29

Singapore on Tuesday said 52 Indians will be deported and it will pursue criminal charges against 28 alleged rioters who actively participated in the country`s worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, sending a tough message to trouble-makers.