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    BBC on Asian workers in Middle East

    by Sunny on 4th April, 2006 at 6:01 pm    

    On the weekend I highlighted an article by a Saudi Arabian journalist on the bad treatment of South Asians in the Middle East. BBC World Service’s Have Your Say programme have picked it up and are planning a programme on it tomorrow Thursday evening. I may feature somewhere.

    I hope they can also get Chan’ad Bahraini on the show, having extensively highlighted the issue. I’ve also suggested to the BBC they invite a politician from the region on to the show so we can ask why governments there have made little progress in protecting worker rights.

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    5 Comments below   |  

    1. Vikrant — on 4th April, 2006 at 6:16 pm  

      you could also ask why Indians with same qualifications are payed waay below their western counterparts for same work. moreover many a times south asians are required to surrender their passports to their employers.

    2. Sid D H Arthur — on 4th April, 2006 at 11:27 pm  

      Lets hope the BBC’s Have Your Say and blog activity can come together to highlight the plight of these migrant workers and the human rights abuses they are forced to endure.

    3. Steve M — on 4th April, 2006 at 11:51 pm  

      The BBC criticizing Saudi Arabia? I can almost hear the fawning apologies to follow, already.

    4. Sid D H Arthur — on 4th April, 2006 at 11:57 pm  

      Worth mentioning this open letter by the Human Right Watch to the President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn in 2003:

      As the World Bank recognized in its April 2003 report on Global Development Finance, remittances sent home by migrant workers reached $80 billion in 2002, up from $60 billion in 1998. These payments have become more important and stable sources of finance for developing countries than private lending or official development assistance.

      Countries receiving large remittances include Bangladesh ($2.1 billion in 2001), Egypt ($2.9 billion), India ($10 billion), Indonesia ($1 billion), Jordan ($2 billion), Lebanon ($2.3 billion), Morocco ($3.3 billion), Pakistan ($1.5 billion), the Philippines ($6.4 billion), Sri Lanka ($1.1 billion) and Yemen ($1.5 billion).

      The letter in full

    5. Sid D H Arthur — on 5th April, 2006 at 12:02 am  

      Also, Ben Rivard at thi blog is doing some real good work.

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