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10 Dec 2018

Author:
Petaling Jaya, The Star/Asia News Network

Malaysia: Govt. denies labour abuses at glove manufacturing factories

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"Malaysia's minister says not true Top Glove overworks its foreign workers", 10 December 2018

Malaysia's Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said it was untrue that the world's top glove maker, Top Glove Corporation Berhad, has overworked its employees.

He said that he and his enforcement officers had spoken to the workers at the glove-manufacturing factories on the matter.

"They (Top Glove) have a mechanism of taking care of the workers, and based on my ministry's knowledge, they work within the framework of the law," he said, adding that the glove producer had not done anything wrong... "The management of Top Glove has given its commitment to overcome the problem but I can assure that no foreign workers were forced to work overtime in the factories as reported," he said... at a news conference after visiting Top Glove's Factory 25 in Klang, Selangor on Monday (Dec 10)...

Mr Kulasegaran said his enforcement officers have visited 22 of 35 Top Glove factories to check on working conditions, from last Friday (Dec 7).

"I'm not too sure how these allegations came about," he said, adding that people should not be "spreading fake news" about the company...

 

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