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10 Dec 2018

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Top Glove chairman says “only a small number” of workers subject to excessive overtime

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"Top Glove vows action after labour rights expose", 10 December 2018

Malaysian company Top Glove Corp. Bhd, the world’s top glovemaker, said today it would “continue to improve” its labour standards after a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose found some migrants working illegal overtime to pay off debts...

Speaking at a press conference in Malaysia, Top Glove’s executive chairman and founder Lim Wee Chai said “only a small number” of workers had done excessive overtime.

“We do our part, we do it correctly, we have no pressure, we still can sleep very well tonight,” he told reporters at a Top Glove factory in Klang, an industrial area outside Kuala Lumpur. "We will continue to do good, if there is any feedback, anything no good, we will continue to improve.”...