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Graves filled with suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Graves filled with suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia
Malaysian authorities have revealed that they have unearthed a number of graves in abandoned camps along the border with Thailand, where Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims had been being held by human traffickers. Malaysia’s police chief Khalid Abu Bakar revealed that some of the graves contained multiple bodies, and said that one of the sites...

Millions to renounce UK residence if labour win election

Millions to renounce UK residence if labour win election
In excess of seven million UK expats potentially could renounce their British residence if the Labour Party is victorious in May’s general election, claimed an international advisory. Nigel Green, the chief executive of De Vere Group, said should Labour win next month then many expats will require advice on whether changing their...

Emigrants want Ryanair to reduce flights for returning to vote

Emigrants want Ryanair to reduce flights for returning to vote
Campaign members from “Get the Boat 2 Vote” have written a letter to Ryanair’s Head of Communications Robin Kiely asking if the company would offer discounted flights for emigrants wanting to return to Ireland so that they can vote in the referendum regarding marriage equality on May 22. As Ireland does not have a postal vote...

Suicide attempts in Australia’s PNG detention centre

Suicide attempts in Australia’s PNG detention centre
Papua New Guinea’s detention centre on Manus Island, where Australia sends asylum seekers to be processed, has faced with mass demonstrations for more than a week, with reports stating that there have been a number of suicide attempts. One asylum seeker, who requested anonymity, said that the situation had reached a “critical” stage...

Cambodia-Australia refugee deal gets international backing

Cambodia-Australia refugee deal gets international backing
Asylum-seekers sent by Australia to be processed on the Pacific island of Nauru could get the opportunity to relocate to Cambodia. If the Cambodian government fulfils a number of requirements, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said it is prepared to back the move and help facilitate the transfer to the Southeast Asian...

New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term

New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term
In spite of a tough campaign by the opposing anti-immigration party New Zealand First, the centre-right National Party led by John Key has easilyl secured a third successive term in office. The opposition campaign focused on limiting New Zealand’s soaring immigration figures, claiming that local jobs were being lost to migrants and house...

Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote

Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote
For the last several months, the topic of heated conversation in every expat Scottish community worldwide has focused on the national independence referendum. The historic referendum had been slated to end over 300 years of English rule over the northernmost region of Britain, but finally resulted in a larger than expected majority voting...

New Zealand jobs fairs in Australia plan to claw back skilled Kiwis

New Zealand jobs fairs in Australia plan to claw back skilled Kiwis
New Zealand’s National Party is planning to set up job fairs in major Australian cities aimed at enticing skilled expat New Zealanders back into the home country employment market. As the fight to form the next New Zealand government ramps up, a statement by the National Party promises that, if re-elected, it will organise jobs fairs in...

Is Ireland too late to stop its soaring emigration levels

Is Ireland too late to stop its soaring emigration levels
As the emigration level in Ireland continues to soar unchecked, the country’s Union of Students is warning that 'too little, too late' isn’t working. Irish emigration figures for this year to April have increased by a huge 45 per cent over the same period last year.Those leaving are those the country needs the most to drive its...

New Zealand to introduce simpler process for student visas

New Zealand to introduce simpler process for student visas
New Zealand, a long-term favourite destination for students from many countries, has announced that a new, more straightforward visa application process will be introduced next year. The E-visa student visa scheme will allow paperless, fully electronic, online applications as well as online payments, simplifying a task which has been the...