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Migrant workers pay high price to work abroad

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, October 6 2009 | 01:31 pm

PREMIUM Indonesian migrant workers have to pay agencies a year's salary to find employment in Taiwan, and about six months' salary to move to Malaysia or Singapore, states the 2009 Human Development Report launched on Monday. Asian migrants moving to the Gulf often pay 25 to 30 percent of what they expect to earn over two to three years in recruitment and other type of fees, the report's lead author...