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Malaysia facing severe labour shortage after foreign worker ban

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The Malaysian industry suffers from a severe shortage of manpower two months after the government decided to suspend the recruitment of new foreign workers....
Malaysia shuts door to all foreign workers – source countries confused

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The Malaysian government in a sign of distress as a result of slowing economic growth and a tightening job market in the country surprisingly...
Qatar to help Indonesia shelter Rohingya migrants

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The wealthy Arab nation of Qatar on May 28 pledged $50 million to help Indonesia shelter Muslim Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, the official Qatar...
Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Djibouti have world’s lowest labour costs

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A new study shows that three Asian countries, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia, and the small East African nation of Djibouti, have the world’s lowest...
Myanmar census a surprise: 9 million people less than estimated

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Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people - far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the...
Are hearts dead?

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A conversation on Ethics in Business with Mukesh Kapila, humanitarian
H&M pledges to pay ‘fair wages’ to Cambodian workers

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The world’s second-largest clothing retailer H&M has announced what it believes is a roadmap toward paying a “fair living wage” by 2018 to approximately...
1.4 million Bangladeshis seeking work in Malaysia

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Around 1.4 million Bangladeshi citizens have registered for work permits in Malaysia, the government in Putrajaya said. However, only 500,000 of them were qualified...
Foreign workers in Malaysia sent home $6.1b in 2012

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Overseas remittance by foreign workers in Malaysia amounted to $6.1 billion in 2012, said Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan according to local media reports....
Deadly fire in Bangladesh garment factory (video)video

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At least nine people have been killed in a fire at a garment factory in the Bangladeshi town of Gazipur, 40 kilometers north of the...
Cheapest labour in Asia: Not Myanmar, not Bangladesh

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In the past years, there has been a notable shift of labour costs within Asia, and China is no longer leading the pack. The...
Excellency in medicine

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Dr. Chong Su-Lin, CEO of Prince Court, shares her strategy
Bangladesh bank opens in Kuala Lumpur

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In order to tap the lucrative $1 billion remittance market of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia, Bangladesh's City Bank Ltd has opened a branch in...
Our Series: Ethics in Business – ‘Fair Trade’ or ‘Fair Game’ – Who benefits, really?

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A conversation with Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria, Secretary General, MITI
Malaysia starts ‘flushing out’ illegal immigrants

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Malaysia on September 1 launched a large-scale immigration operation to swiftly deport nearly half a million illegal foreign workers. It is the largest crackdown...
Pulses and beans offer Myanmar top trade window

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Before Myanmar was shackled by decades of dictatorship, the country was the world’s top exporter of rice. Today, that title belongs to India –...
Ethno-religious strife in Myanmar continues

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The leader of an anti-Muslim, nationalist political movement in Myanmar narrowly dodged an assassination attempt July 26 when a bomb went off near him...
Vietnam’s garment industry upbeat

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Vietnam's textile industry, one of the country's key export sectors, is on a growth path due to increased interest of foreign firms to shift...