Workers perish in Penang landslide

October 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

TANJUNG BUNGAH, Malaysia, 24 October 2017: Three foreign workers were killed and 11 others were missing at the weekend following a massive landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said.

Huge mounds of earth slipped off a hillside in the morning and buried the men as they worked on two apartment blocks.

About 160 rescuers were deployed to hunt for the workers, and police said that the bodies of two Bangladeshi workers and one from Myanmar were pulled from the debris. Read more

HCMC needs more tourism workers

May 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 19 May 2017: Vietnam’s National Administration of Tourism says Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism sector needs roughly 40,000 new workers each year.

Local media reported that according to the administration only 37% of requirement was met, last year, with 15,000 workers joining the sector and merely 12% of them educated to college level.

A college degree in tourism, however, does not guarantee that a worker can do the job according to education experts. Read more

Casino raid nabs Chinese

November 30, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Philippines

MANILA, 30 November 2016: More than 1,300 Chinese citizens have been arrested in the Philippines for working illegally at an unlicensed online gaming business, the immigration bureau said Tuesday.

China has expressed concern over the raid at a casino-hotel complex in the northern Philippines and said Manila must guarantee “humanitarian treatment” of those being held.

Some 1,318 people were detained during the raid, 24 November, in Angeles city, immigration bureau spokeswoman Maria Antoinette Mangrobang told AFP. Read more