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Indian High Commission Revises Rules & Minimum Wages For Workers
Tuesday, October 04 @ 10:28:10 CDT by sound (1840 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- The Indian High Commission here has announced revised guidelines and do*****ents for the employment of skilled and unskilled workers from India which take effect from Nov 1 and they include a minimum wage structure for them starting from RM800 a month.

Restaurant, construction and general workers, categorised as unskilled workers, should be paid a minimum wage of RM800 a month while plantation workers, including farm workers, should be paid RM850 a month.
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The Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Malaysia
Wednesday, March 24 @ 19:44:20 CDT by sound (3153 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "amnesty.org, May 24 2010 --

The Malaysian authorities should take action to end widespread workplace and police abuses of the migrant workers who make up more than 20 per cent of the country's workforce, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday.
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An Uphill Battle Against Abuse And Torture
Wednesday, July 01 @ 22:16:11 CDT by sound (1981 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 1 (IPS) - Domestic helper Siti Hajar, 33, from Garut district, Indonesia is a picture of calm as she leans against the wall at a shelter for abused maids and dreams of returning to her village.

Her face, neck and chest are scarred in a horrific case of abuse. She was scalded with boiling water, tortured and starved by her employer, a single mother of two at a posh condominium in Kuala Lumpur.
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Indian Nationals Lodge Report Over Ill-treatment By Employer
Wednesday, July 01 @ 02:23:19 CDT by sound (2218 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- Seven Indian nationals lodged a report at the Indian High Commission Tuesday claiming of ill-treatment by their employer in Penang.

The workers, all men, aged between 20 and 28, claimed to have been in the country for four years, during which they were employed at a barber shop in Terrubong, Ayer Hitam.
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Kayu Nasi Kandar fined $180,000 for underpayment
Thursday, May 14 @ 02:24:56 CDT by sound (2982 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "14 May 2009, hospitality,magazine 
The operators of a former Melbourne restaurant which paid a full-time cook less than $10,000 for 18 months’ work have been fined more than $180,000.The Federal Workplace Ombudsman prosecuted businessman Poh Meng Hong for underpaying staff at his former Malaysian restaurant at Box Hill."

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Rights Champion Seeks Political Career
Wednesday, December 03 @ 00:11:20 CST by sound (2203 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (IPS) - After winning a gruelling 13-year court battle to avoid being jailed on charges of maliciously publishing false news, Malaysia's best-known human rights champion seeks a political career to continue defending migrant workers and other vulnerable sections of society.

"I refused to yield, I was focused and relentless and in the end won," said Irene Fernandez, executive director of Tenaganita, a leading human rights non-government organisation (NGO) that has a reputation for defending migrant workers against ill treatment and exploitation. "It is also a major victory for human rights activism," she told IPS in an interview. "The authorities now know that we will fight and fight good and hard and will not be cowed."
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Recession to Hit Migrant Workers Hard
Tuesday, October 28 @ 20:21:56 CDT by sound (2889 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 (IPS) - As recession looms large on the horizon, migrant workers like 27-year-old Kumar Palanisamy from Chennai in India are the first on the chopping block.

"My employer told me I have a job up to December...after that nobody knows," said Kumar who works as a production operator with a furniture manufacturer exporting to the United States and China.

"I don’t want to lose my job or get deported," he said, eyes brimming with tears. "I have a family to support and a Rs 40,000 (800 US dollars) debt to settle."
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Immigration Racket Turns Workers Into Commodities
Wednesday, August 06 @ 04:32:06 CDT by sound (2436 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 (IPS) - Like thousands of migrant workers Mir Hussein Wahab, 29, from Lahore, Pakistan, is a victim of a new phenomenon called ‘jual-beli’, a local Malay term that describes a human trafficking racket that rakes in millions for international syndicates.

Literally, jual-beli means ‘bought-sold’ and is used to refer to the daily trading of goods in the local market.
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Malaysian holiday turns into nightmare for three Indians
Friday, April 18 @ 08:39:43 CDT by sound (3930 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
18 Apr, 2008, The Economic Times
KUALA LUMPUR: A short holiday to Malaysia turned into a nightmare for three Indians who spent 18 days in detention despite having valid travel papers.

They were nabbed for reasons not explained by authorities and on release, found their belongings and money missing.
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Santiago: Levy not a good idea
Sunday, April 06 @ 00:19:21 CDT by sound (1693 reads)
Foreign WorkersAnonymous writes "
By CHRISTINA TAN The Star, April 6 2008
PETALING JAYA: Instead of imposing a levy on employers of foreign workers, Selangor can introduce a minimum wage as a way to reduce the use of foreign workers and encourage employers to hire locals. Employers could transfer the burden of the levy to their foreign workers by deducting their already meagre salaries, said Klang MP Charles Santiago, an economist.
»It is unfair to give reasons like local workers don’t want to work in certain sectors « CHARLES SANTI
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