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31 Mär 2016

Ashley Tang, The Star Online (Malaysia)

Malaysian company in World Cup project cited for labour abuse

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A Malaysian company [Eversendai] has been implicated in claims of abuse of migrant workers employed for a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium project...[Amnesty International's] Gulf migrant rights researcher...said...that 24 of the 98 men who worked on the Khalifa Stadium Project were employed directly by the Malaysian company...the remaining 74 were employed under two labour supply outfits contracted by the Malaysian company...[A]buses included workers having to pay large fees to recruiters in their home country, being deceived over the pay or type of work offered, unpaid salaries, employers not giving or renewing residence permits and workers being threatened for complaining about their conditions...[T]he Malaysian company had failed to investigate the abuses that were taking place on the project..."Even though they gave two very detailed letters which we have provided on our website, clearly the most serious labour practices have not really been addressed," he said.