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SINGAPORE/JAKARTA: Saudi Arabia has deported thousands of Ethiopian workers. The Malaysian authorities have swept up hundreds of undocumented workers in raids amid its movement control order, while its neighbour Indonesia, home to most of them, is repatriating its citizens.
(Reuters) - Coronavirus cases in Singapore topped 30,000 on Friday as the city-state reports hundreds of new infections in cramped migrant worker dormitories every day.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis must prompt a rethink of the conditions in which some people from Eastern Europe work in the farms and food industry of Western Europe, Romania's labour minister said after outbreaks in German slaughterhouses.
THE Covid-19 pandemic is exposing deep flaws in the economic model that both encourages and exploits migrant labour. Too many rich countries are dependent on low-cost workers, and too many poor communities are over-reliant on the money sent home for food, shelter and education.
SINGAPORE: Millions of migrant workers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia toil in conditions that leave them vulnerable not only to the coronavirus, but to strict lockdowns imposed to stem the pandemic in host countries.
BANGKOK: Ranks of tourist buses idle under a burning sun while once-bustling theme parks lie empty -- from above, striking images reveal the hollowing out of Thai tourism due to the effect of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Chinese tourists -- 10 million of whom were expected to visit this year -- have abandoned Thailand, staying at home as a health crisis sweeps the globe.
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PETALING JAYA: The Bar Council has called on the government to embark on a comprehensive programme to resolve the issue of undocumented migrant workers in Malaysia.
PETALING JAYA: The government must revise its methods of addressing national poverty, says Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member Sharan Raj.