In response to a series of reported abuses involving labor recruitment agencies, the Ministry of Labor recently finalized a sub-decree tightening the way they’re regulated. Though the text of the sub-decree has not been widely circulated, the Post reports that agencies will be required to put up a US$100,000 deposit, which would be used to assist laborers abroad should problems arise. A government official expects the rules to be approved by the government by early next year, according to the article.

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