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18 Dec 2018

Syed Jaymal Zahiid, Malay Mail

Malaysia: migrant rights coalition criticises govt. for defending Top Glove

"Migrant rights group chides govt for defending Top Glove, says sending wrong signals", 18 December 2018

A rights group said today the government’s defence of Top Glove... the company accused of forced labour and debt bondage, could easily be misread as condoning the abuse of migrant workers.

The Migrant Workers Right to Redress Coalition said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran’s dismissal of the allegations was shocking... “The cursory dismissal of such serious allegations of forced labour by the government does not bode well for the many millions of migrant workers in the country,” the coalition representative Glorene Das told a press conference... “It doesn’t spell hope for any serious improvement in the working and living conditions of migrant workers in the country,” she added...