First 'new immigrant' legislator looks back on achievements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After almost four years in the legislature, Cambodian-born Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬) shared her inspiring life experience at a forum held by the Fair Winds Foundation on Jan. 4. ...

Anti-human trafficking workshop kicks off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The “International Workshop on Combating Human Trafficking” organized by the New Immigration Agency was launched in Taipei on Thursday (July 25). Taiwan has...

New Taipei officials investigate overcrowding after Vietnamese worker protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After over a hundred Vietnamese workers took to the streets of Xizhi to protest overcrowded living conditions, the New Taipei City Department of Labor Affairs said yesterday (A...

85 Vietnamese and Indonesian workers arrested in New Taipei slaughterhouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei police raided a slaughterhouse in the city's Taishan District (泰山) Tuesday (Jan. 16) and detained 85 foreign workers for questioning, mainly Vietnamese and Indon...

11 Indonesian workers arrested in Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police discovered 11 unaccounted for Indonesian workers inside a van parked on the side of the road in Taoyuan on Friday, reported Liberty Times. At 8 p.m. Friday evening,...

Vietnamese man buried alive in sewage ditch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While digging a trench to for a sewer line on Zhongshan Road in Yilan City in northeastern Taiwan, a Vietnamese worker was suddenly buried alive when the soil the crew had unea...

Amendment would bar employers from keeping foreign workers' passports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sept. 1, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said that it will make amendments to the Employment Services Act to further strengthen the protection of foreign workers, including a pr...

In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It's the latest in a series of steps tar...

Absconded foreign worker dies after plunging into ravine

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- A foreign worker, who had absconded from his job, perished Tuesday after falling into a 100-meter deep ravine, according to Nantou County police. The man's roommate sai...

Two arrested for posing as Myanmar government representatives

Two men have been arrested for fraud and forgery after they formed a shell office and claimed they represented Myanmar's government to try to swindle foreign labor brokerage firms and lure compani...

Vietnamese laborer nabbed for posting dog abuse pictures

An absconded Vietnamese laborer has been arrested for posting pictures of himself abusing dogs and holding a gun on his Facebook page, Taipei police said Tuesday. The police said they were ...

Police terminate long missing record of foreign worker

Hsilo police station in Yunlin County received a report which indicated that a foreign laborer often wandered about near the intersection of Chunghwa Road and Renhe Road. Police also noticed a woman n...