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10 Jun 2015

Malaysia Kini / Tenaganita

Malaysia: 5th worker dies in transport system construction: "Sub-subhuman conditions under sub-subcontractors"

"Sub-subhuman conditions under sub-subcontractors", 28 May 2015

The migrant worker who died in the third MRT construction mishap this week likely worked in dire conditions, migrant rights NGO Tenaganita said.
The Bangladeshi worker identified only as Sakiful, 28, who died when a temporary structure collapsed at the Tun Razak Exchange MRT tunnel construction site, is the fifth to die in the project.
Tenaganita said those close to the victim told the NGO that he was working under a “sub-sub-subcontractor”, who will likely get away with the non-compliance with occupational health and safety standards.
“Yes, Sakiful is among other workers under three layers of subcontracted workers.
“Therefore, under such subcontracted system, it is becoming increasingly difficult to take action against the responsible owners, developers and contractors.