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Thursday, 30 December 2021 14:52

Tackling Forced Labour in Malaysia:

A civil society response to the government policies


In the past few years, forced labour has become the focal point of labour issues in Malaysia after the revelations of inhumane working conditions of migrant workers by international media.

The government has taken actions to inspect rubber glove companies and imposed fines on those companies violating the labour laws. The Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act was amended in 2019 to cover all employees in the country.

The Minister of Human Resources has recently stated that the government would ratify the 2014 Protocol of the ILO Convention on Forced Labour. The Employment Bill tabled in the parliament had also included a provision on prohibition of forced labour.

However, the issue of forced labour remains unsettled as the United States imposed more bans on Malaysian companies allegedly involved in forced labour. Until today, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published five companies in the list of active import bans.

Are the government’s announced policy measures sufficient to address the forced labour issues?

Labour Law Reform Coalition has organized a virtual public forum to discuss how to tackle the forced labour issue in Malaysia and provide civil society’s policy recommendations.

We cordially invite you to participate in this forum to interact with the panel speakers.

Date   : Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Time   : 8:30 pm via Zoom and Facebook Live

Invited Panel speakers :

Andy Hall, Migrant Workers’ Rights Specialist

Charles Santiago, Member of Parliament for Klang

Irene Xavier, Co-chairperson, Labour Law Reform Coalition

We have also invited a Ministry of Human Resources representative to join the panel discussion.

Registration please click here :

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