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Tag: Migrant Workers

Malaysia’s first ‘ethical’ job agency targets modern slavery

Pioneer ethical recruitment agency in Malaysia to drop hefty hiring fees.

Sabah DCM tells Immigration to explain dubious documents issue

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Wilfred Madius Tangau says the Cabinet wants to know about the validity of the ‘kad burung-burung’ and census certificate, which were issued by the previous government.

Officers uncover hiring of illegals at Penang waste firm

Immigration raid finds 10 foreigners with expired documents among 22 in kongsi house.

RM700 too high to encourage workers to take up latest amnesty...

Building and Wood Workers' International says many illegal workers are victims of unscrupulous employers and agents.

Hopes for ending moratorium on Bangladesh workers in weeks

New system being worked out for recruitment of migrant workers, say Bangladesh and Malaysian ministers

Get Putrajaya to sign convention for all workers to unionise, MTUC...

MTUC secretary-general J Solomon tells ILO meeting in Geneva that the treatment of migrant workers has reached a ‘critical stage’ and it is time for them to enjoy the same benefits as Malaysian workers.

Don’t demonise foreign workers, Malaysians told

AICHR representative Eric Paulsen laments the 'xenophobic' attitude towards migrant workers, especially during festive seasons where they are portrayed as 'taking over' the city.

Adelina case: MP contacts attorney-general for action

Steven Sim hopes the legal system will uphold justice after the employer is granted a full acquittal from a murder charge.

Rights group slams ‘inhuman’ treatment of migrants in Greece

The CPT wants foreign nationals deprived of liberty by Greek authorities to be treated humanely and with dignity.

Expect more Malaysians working as labourers overseas, say experts

Economists say this may happen if the economy does not improve.

Domestic workers tell of ‘torture’ by employers

Two migrant workers, who have sought assistance from Tenaganita, describe shocking incidents of physical and mental abuse by their employers.

Don’t privatise online system for foreign workers, says NGO

North-South Initiative executive director Adrian Pereira says there are enough civil servants from IT fields to handle the system.

Foreign worker to sue cops for detaining and prosecuting him

A civic group says many have been arrested although they have applied for registration under the the government's rehiring programme.

Govt targets middlemen to end debt bondage of migrant workers

High recruitment fees mean that migrants often become trapped, working excessive hours in the hope of repaying their debt more quickly.

Uphold rights of migrant workers, Bar tells Putrajaya

It suggests an amnesty programme to allow ‘illegal’ migrants to be ‘regularised’ and for the government’s legal aid service to be extended to migrants and refugees.

Send foreign workers home if you cannot protect them, Putrajaya told

Tenaganita says Malaysians cannot keep quiet any longer and let foreign workers continue to suffer.

Activist baffled by Kula’s defence of Top Glove after expose

Rani Rasiah from the Right to Redress coalition of NGOs says the human resources minister needn't have ‘bent over backwards so much’ to defend a big company.

Continue legalising foreign workers, urges expert

North South Initiative’s Adrian Pereira says the home ministry is in denial over the root cause of the large number of illegal workers.

Top Glove vows action after labour rights expose

The company says it will continue to improve and 'only a small number' of workers have done excessive overtime.

UK launches probe after labour rights expose at Malaysia’s Top Glove

The standards at the company which makes gloves used by Britain's National Health Service is being investigated following claims of mistreatment of migrant workers.

Have living wage instead of minimum wage, says MTUC

The Penang MTUC says this will help overcome the problem of workers having to work long hours to make ends meet or pay off debts.

World’s top glovemaker vows clean-up as migrant workers toil in Malaysian...

Top Glove says it is not aware of its labour suppliers charging exorbitant fees to migrant workers and will probe the matter.

Bar Council hails move to put foreign workers under Socso

Putrajaya's decision is seen as in line with international labour standards.

Govt mulls ‘hire more, pay more’ levy system for foreign workers

The multi-tier system follows the Singapore model.