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Two weeks ago, on 15 November 2008, more than a hundred Malaysians from all walks of life, and particularly from the grassroots sectors of plantations, fisher folk, farmers, small producers, and concerned Malaysians representing either themselves or various NGOs, academicians and some government bodies historically gathered to express the direct impact of the global food crisis on their lives and to share with us their thoughts, and opinions on how we, together as Malaysians, can lessen this impact and overcome the challenges it poses.

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    Persecuted, abused and exploited. These are some of the grim realities faced by migrant workers in the region. Representatives of migrant communities have now written an open letter to Asean labour ministers now meeting in Bangkok, highlighting their plight.