Angeline Loh recounts Aliran Monthly’s journey and how its discussion of workers rights and later the influx of migrant workers and refugees was connected with globalisation trends.
2Khoo looks at the big debate about migration and the brain drain. We suffer the worst of both worlds: at the low end, we have plenty of low-skilled workers despite official policy to reduce the number; and at the high end, we are unable to retain our own highly qualified people nor attract those from foreign sources.
Aliran member and rights advocate Charles Hector recently highlighted rights violations involving 31 Myanmar migrant workers allegedly committed by a Japanese multinational firm in Malaysia. Before he knew it, he was slapped with a lawsuit. Malaysian Digest caught up with Hector recently to find out more.