We shouldn’t just point fingers at migrant workers for the spread of diseases without finding out the real source of the problem, says Charles Hector.
Contracts of foreign workers do not stipulate a probation period as workers have already been interviewed on their capability to fulfil their job requirements, points out the MTUC.
The swoop is essentially an exercise in hunting down, arresting, detaining and deporting without due process tens of thousands of migrants in Malaysia, observes Tenaganita.
Observers in court were stunned when an employer in a labour dispute with a migrant worker produced evidence with liquid paper marks on it. Rani Rasiah reports.
This Minimum Wage Order discriminates against migrant workers by delaying their entitlement to minimum wages to 31 December 2013, points out Charles Hector.
Why were Burmese migrants leaving Malaysia? Was it because they had been the targets of violence in several incidents? Or was it due to a new crackdown by police? Charles Hector takes a look.
Rani Rasiah condemns the government’s heavy-handed action in dealing with a Nepali migrant workers’ protest against the non-implementation of the minimum wage ruling.
Sixty seven civil society groups have called on the government to immediately rescind the decision to allow employers of migrant workers to recover the foreign workers’ levies they paid to the government from the migrant workers concern.
The government has implemented the minimum wage policy for political reasons without any strategic plan to address the flood of foreign workers into the country, observes Ronald Benjamin.
Thousands of lives are being affected, rights violated and justice denied because of what is happening in the 6P programme, claims Irene Fernandez.