“Every now and then something happens—ultimately linked to changes in industrial technique, although the connection is not always obvious—and the whole spirit and rhythm of life changes, and people gain a new perspective that is reflected in their political behaviour, their manners, their architecture, their literature and everything else.” George Orwell, 1942
The 21st century has been characterised as a period of rapid economic and social transformation, both globally and within ASEAN, and this trend is likely to persist well into its next quarter. World economic output has nearly doubled since the turn of the century despite various setbacks, such as the global financial crisis in 2007-2008 … Navigating the Next 25 Years: Trends Influencing Job Demand and Supply in ASEAN
There are about 260,000 migrant domestic workers in Singapore, many of them are from neighbouring countries like the Philippines and Indonesia. Finding heartwarming stories about employers and workers in a sea of migrant workers may seem like digging for precious gems. However, in today’s digital age, the power of social media has made it easier … Not Just a Place of Work: Migrant workers form lifelong bonds away from home
Warni Ibrahim vividly recalls the tumultuous period of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past decade, 39-year-old Warni has worked as a migrant domestic worker. She first worked as a nanny before transitioning to her current role as a live-in caregiver for an older person at the request of her new employer.
With its long coastlines and fertile seas, ASEAN Member States are some of the world’s top producers and exporters of fish and seafood products. In 2020, Indonesia, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar were all among the top 25 countries for marine capture fisheries. The Asian region is home to nearly 80 per … Advancing Labour Rights for Migrant Fishing and Seafood Processing Sector Workers in ASEAN