asean - Employment & Labour Law

Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PHL Officials share Labor and Reintegration Policies for Migrant Workers at ASEAN Plus Three Seminar in Cambodia

MANILA, Apr 13 - The Philippines shared its migration policies and reintegration programs such as the “Enterprise Development and Loan Program (EDLP)” to support enterprise development among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families, and the “Balik Pinay! Balik Hanapbuhay! Program” during the “Seminar on Migr ...
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

Thailand, Myanmar Labour Ministers discuss Nationality Verification

BANGKOK, Mar 29 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew, and Myanmar's Labour, Immigration and Population Minister, U Thein Swe, discussed the ongoing nationality verification process for the remaining 180,000 Myanmar workers in Thailand.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Asean planning to draw up Occupational Health Guidelines

Asean member countries plan to create occupational health guidelines for industries by risk factor, to provide preventive measure recommendations for the health of workers in Laos and the region.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Indonesia opposes Malaysia's Direct Hiring Scheme

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government has opposed Malaysia's direct hiring scheme for migrant workers in the informal sector and banned recruiting agents from sending workers to the neighboring country under the scheme.
Date: 10 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Myanmar lifts Worker Ban to Malaysia

Myanmar lifted its year-long ban on sending workers to Malaysia, paving the way for the resumption of deployment of labourers as early as next month to the predominantly Islamic Southeast Asian neighbor, the Ministry of Labour Immigration and Population said Wednesday.
Date: 11 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

ASEAN Leaders set to sign Pact on Migrant Workers' Rights Protection

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders have committed to champion regional cooperation on protecting and promoting migrant workers' rights. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday announced that he and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders agreed to sign the ASEAN Consensus o ...
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN to adopt Accord on Migrant Workers' Rights

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states are expected to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers during the summit that will be held next week. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said the landmark document will further ...
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN likely to adopt Declaration on Rights of Migrant Workers

MANILA - The Philippines is optimistic that the declaration on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers will be adopted by the leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this November. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said high-level officials of ASEAN’s three pillars ...
Date: 03 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN agrees to craft Instrument for Protection, Promotion of Migrant Workers' Rights

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 20 (PNA) - Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Cacdac said on Monday that Labor leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed on the suggestion of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III regarding the crafting of an instrument for the protec ...
Date: 20 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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