Cambodian garment workers walk in front of a factory in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2014. (Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP Photo) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a collective of 10 economies has made immense strides over the past 51 years. A significant milestone for the bloc was the establishment of the.. read more →

Cambodia: Confusion around the lift of the domestic workers ban in Malaysia Almost six years after Cambodian maids were banned from working in Malaysia, the Labour Ministry said it was finalising a long-delayed plan to lift the restriction. Some parts of the deal were still under discussion at that time. Despite the ban, Cambodians continue going to.. read more →

KUALA LUMPUR: Timor Leste, which is eyeing the 11th place in the Asean grouping, has embarked on numerous reforms to accelerate the level of private investments into the country. Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo said they range from regulatory reforms to enable the public administration respond to the demands of the business investing community… read more →

Indonesia will propose a minimum wage be set for workers in Southeast Asian countries at the next ASEAN manpower ministers meeting in an effort to protect employees in the region. Vice President Jusuf Kalla introduced the idea amid concerns over a lack of protection for nationals of ASEAN member states. “Vietnam very much supports what.. read more →

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The implementation of a minimum wage standard for workers in the ASEAN region will improve the welfare of the workforce, especially those employed in the footwear industry, according to Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla. “There should be an agreement that none of us (ASEAN) will compete by lowering the minimum wage.. read more →