KUALA LUMPUR: Top Glove Corporation Bhd says it will not take any legal action against UK-based newspaper The Guardian over its allegations that the glove maker had used forced labour.
“We are not in the business of suing people,” Top Glove executive chairman Lim Wee Chai said.
“At the moment, we are not taking (legal) action because we don’t want to spend unnecessary resources, time and energy on something unproductive.
“We are looking forward to doing more business rather than fighting with people,” he told reporters in a conference call today.
The Guardian had alleged that Top Glove oppressed thousands of workers, including by forcing them to exceed the maximum overtime limit of 104 hours. It also made claims on debt bondage and the confiscation of workers’ passports.
Lim said Top Glove complied fully with the Malaysian minimum wage policy, adding that overtime pay was calculated based on labour laws and in accordance with the maximum 104 hours of overtime a month.