On March 31, 2021, Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower issued Regulation No. 8 of 2021 (MOM Reg 8/2021) on the Employment of Foreign Workers. MOM Reg 8/2021 is an implementing regulation to GR 34/2021 and provides in detail the requirements for businesses to fulfill in order to hire foreign workers. MOM Reg 8/2021 revokes MOM Reg 10/2018 and has been enforced since April 1, 2021. Rencana Penggunaan Tenaga Kerja Asing (RPTKA)) — a document that details the specific work, position, and length of employment the foreign employee will undertake in Indonesia. The RPTKA now also serves as the basis for the MOM to grant visas and stay permits. Although an RPTKA was required under MOM Reg 10/2018, it did not serve as the basis to grant a Limited Stay Visa (VITAS). The VITAS then served as the basis to apply for a Limited Stay Permit (ITAS). Types of RPTKA There are four types of RPTKA categorized under MOM 8/2021. What is the process of hiring foreign workers in Indonesia? It ... » Learn More about How to Prepare a Foreign Worker Utilization Plan: Hiring in Indonesia
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The following is an opinion editorial article It’s a difficult time right now for Thailand. It seems almost every day we are seeing new records break in numbers of Covid-19 cases both nationally and locally along with new orders from provincial governors and leaders continually restricting the things we love to do. Pattaya, the home of TPN media, has been particularly hard hit by these restrictions, being a city so reliant on tourism, hospitality, entertainment, nightlife, and similar activities. With our proximity to Bangkok, the “heartbeat” of the current round of infections in Thailand, it is tough to measure exactly when the situation will improve. Pattaya is essentially on pause for the past several months and even more so currently. We have been told to stay home, don’t travel, dine-in at restaurants are shut, all entertainment has been shut since April, malls are shut, all tourist attractions are shut, the movies are shut, gyms and massages are shut, even ... » Learn More about Opinion: We need to pause/extend 90 day reporting right now like last year due to Covid-19 in Thailand
REUTERS: Tennis star Naomi Osaka climbed a stage in the shape of Mt. Fuji and lit the Olympic cauldron, capping off an opening ceremony like no other. Here's what you need to know about the Tokyo Games: Fireworks, traditional theatre and references to Japan's rich sports past. Organizers paid tribute to medical workers as athletes from across the world paraded into an almost empty stadium, their smiles hidden behind masks for the first time. After being passed from baseball legends to children, the torch was handed to Osaka, who walked to the base of the stage, which split open to reveal a set of stairs as the cauldron unfolded like a flower. Osaka then climbed the stairs and lit the cauldron as fireworks briefly illuminated the sky. A MOMENT FOR MUNICH Israeli Olympic team members killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered with a moment of silence. The families of the 11 victims had long asked the International Olympic Committee to ... » Learn More about What you need to know right now
KUALA LUMPUR: Recovery efforts should be calibrated to those who need it most, according to MCA. Presenting its "Marshall Plan" to work towards an inclusive economy based on the principles of shared prosperity to the Finance Ministry, MCA leaders met with Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz on Friday (July 23). MCA secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon, MCA deputy secretary-general Dr Pamela Yong and party spokesperson Chan Quin Er attended a meeting with the Finance Minister on the party’s proposal to enhance the National Recovery Plan (NRP). The “Marshall Plan” is a national recovery effort looking at short, medium and long-term solutions to deal with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic that has incapacitated many economic sectors and burdened the public financially. In a statement on Friday, MCA said that the proposal revolves around the theme of “bridging gaps and divides” to ensure no Malaysians are left behind. The party also advances the ... » Learn More about MCA proposes ‘Marshall Plan’ towards an inclusive economy
Tokyo, July 23, 2021 (AFP) - The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics began on Friday in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy. A video showing athletes training at home during the coronavirus pandemic started the show, with pink fireworks bursting into the air after a countdown. The ceremony in the 68,000-capacity stadium is taking place before just a few hundred officials and dignitaries, including Japan's Emperor Naruhito, French President Emmanuel Macron and US First Lady Jill Biden. The emperor will officially declare the Games open. The Olympics have faced opposition in Japan over fears the global gathering of 11,000 athletes could trigger a super-spreader event. Organisers have put strict virus measures in place, banning overseas fans for the first time ever, and keeping domestic spectators out of all but a handful of venues. Athletes, support staff and media are subject to strict Covid-19 ... » Learn More about Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony starts under Covid cloud
MANILA, Philippines – He’s either a shameless, well-trained prevaricator, a repentant truth-teller, or someone caught in between. 57-year-old Edgar Matobato appeared twice before partisan senators who grilled him and tried to assert that his shocking revelations about the infamous Davao Death Squad (DDS) and President Rodrigo Duterte were too incredible to be true. Practically illiterate after completing only Grade 1 many decades ago, he was made to look stupid and inconsistent in his narration of what he knew. The son of a forest ranger who planted coffee and corn to support his family, the short, stocky Edgar with streaks of silver hair showed little traces of a man who had witnessed and even participated in the killing of hundreds of people – many of them criminals who were a menace to Davao. They were drug pushers, snatchers, hold-uppers, land-grabbers, and they all deserved to die, he thought. Edgar took pride in his job. He says his was among ... » Learn More about Edgar Matobato: Liar or truth-teller?
Prangtip discusses ideas for Paradise Papers with Japanese and Korean colleagues at an ICIJ meeting in Jakarta. BANGKOK – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) collaborates with journalists all around the world to break stories such as the Paradise Papers , Panama Papers, Evicted and Abandoned, Fatal Extraction and more . This series gives you the inside story of what it’s like being an investigative reporter and explores some of the challenges faced by these journalists. Facing prosecution, censorship and financial hardship, Thai reporters are finding it more and more difficult to hold the government and corporations to account. Thailand has a “strong investigative reporting culture,” said Prangtip Daorueng, an investigative reporter and a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. But attacks against freedom of expression in the recent years have been crippling. “Cruel April” and “Savage May,” as Thai media ... » Learn More about Cross-Border Collaboration: The Antidote to Censorship and Press Intimidation in Thailand