Most of the harvesters are from Indonesia. With the improving wage conditions in their own country, it is becoming more difficult to attract them here. However deforestation is also a big problem. This has been proven over and over again without the pictures of orang utans.Read more
Flexible it can be, but a comprehensive policy , there must be!!Read more
She has mentioned all that we spoke about!! Glad we meet her!!
There was a need for the authorities to address issues faced by stateless children, saying failure to do so
would create more problems in future including child marriage and other forms of exploitation.
Stop “poisonous rhetoric” attacking immigrants as a
security threat, adding that the issue of undocumented children was “particularly striking” in Sabah.
Civil society could have offered alternative solutions for the children pending deportation.
Selling the services of Indonesian migrant workers like they are commodities is actually nothing new, even if there have been protests against them. In Malaysia, there were massive ads on the streets of Kuala Lumpur which promoted ‘Indonesian maids for sale’. In Singapore there were also migrant workers being offered by displaying them in shops. These are clearly not fair and degrading to the dignity of Indonesian migrant worker.
One of the most demeaning and outrageous ads involving Indonesian migrant workers in recent years was published by a robotics firm in Malaysia. The ad, promoting a robot vacuum cleaner, contained the copy “Fire your Indonesian maid” and replace them with the company’s product.
Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor, a support organisation for women workers, described the minimum wage decision as a “slap on the face for workers”.
The PSWS Secretary Suguna Papachan said in a statement: “Women workers are at the bottom rung of the wage ladder, toil with meagre wages to bring up their families where they receive very little State assistance in child care benefits. Less than 50% of the informal labour workforce are women who earn minimum wage for several years, a poverty wage.Read more
The Bangladesh Governmepnt will take measures so that the Bangladeshi migrants can move freely and work without any harassment in Malaysia,Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur has requested the Malaysian government to stop the ongoing detention and to create scope for legalising the undocumented workers living in Malaysia - Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul IslamRead more
Tenaganita director Glorene Das says the government will be equally responsible for the outcome if the Rohingya community is not recognised in the country.Read more
Tamang wasn’t alone--he was one of the nearly 300 Nepali workers who died in Malaysia last year,Read more
It's about the inhumane treatment of undocumented migrant workers, says Tenaganita.Read more
Detainees tell shocking tales of beatings, humiliation, corruption and intimidation at the hands of immigration officers; a Malaysia-based human rights group says such abuse is a daily occurrenceRead more
Tenaganita says the never ending raids on undocumented foreign workers are bordering on lunacy as authorities expect different results with the same actions.Read more
Rights organisation Tenaganita says private agencies set very high recruitment fees as they are primarily focused on profit.Read more
Klang MP says the Uighurs are at risk of persecution, life imprisonment, and torture if returned to China.Read more
The Home Ministry has been told to focus its attention on the root cause of illegal foreign workers, instead of cracking down on the victims.Read more
Children's rights groups and activists from all over the country are calling for a ban on child marriage in Malaysia.Read more
Catholic activists call for enquiry after two boats tried to cross border ahead of Malaysian crackdown on illegal workers.Read more
Malaysia’s new government said on Saturday it is considering amending laws on human trafficking and migrant smuggling just days after the U.S. State Department report.
Malaysian Prime Minister renews his support for Palestine refugees and UNRWA in a Meeting with Deputy Commissioner-GeneralRead more
Poor people around the world are streaming into Malaysia in search of factory work. Once they arrive, they often find only hardship.Read more
After Nepal, Bangladeshi workers set free from Malaysian scam following Malaysian government intervention.Read more
The International Women’s Rights Action Watch cites the case of lawyer-activist Siti Kasim’s arrest to underline the urgent need for such legislation.Read more
Malaysia freezes hiring workers from Bangladesh thru govt channelRead more
Based on interviews with some 550 workers in 53 H&M and Gap supplier factories in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, rights groups said women were at “daily risk” of violence, and faced retaliation if they reported the attacks.
Any time you have retaliation against workers, and coercion and control ... you are coming close to the line of forced labor.Read more
For years we have known Samsung exploits workers, now HTC, will it ever end ?? It is time to really organize workers!
This must be seriously addressed by Unions in particularly ITUC and ILO too!!
The Director General of Immigration is rightly concerned about the uncontrolled influx of undocumented migrant workers into the country, but he should realize that repeating the same flawed measures each year is unlikely to result in any positiveout come. Instead, it would be more beneficial if he engaged with people and civil society organisations that have been working directly with migrant workers to first understand the root causes of the problem and then formulate a practical plan that is humane, equitable and respectful of human rights, to manage the situation of migrant workers in our country.- TenaganitaRead more
This applies to the biggest plantation companies that employ thousands of labourers, down to the humble tom yam stall owner with one kitchen helper.
(This applies to) everyone, including in the informal sector. This is the law of the country. Minimum wage applies to everybody.- TenaganitaRead more
Rozita Mohd Ali's application to stay the sentence is allowed due to 'exceptional circumstances' but Court of Appeal imposes conditions while she is out of jail.Read more
Lawyers’ group wants new probe on Wang Kelian mass gravesRead more
It can lead to developmental delays and self-harm while putting children at very real risk of violence, sexual abuse and exploitation.Read more
Ram Sundar Yadav said his employer in Malaysia locked him in a room for 15 days when he refused to perform duties outside his contract.
Migrants have become an integral part of Malaysia’s economy and support their families by sending substantial amounts of remittances to their home countries. In fact, remittance growth by migrants in Malaysia has been dramatic since 2006, with an increase in remittance outflows of more than 500% in the past ten years.Read more
In Suaram’s overview of the Human Rights Report at the end of 2016, we reported only two additional deaths in police custody. However, a parliamentary reply has since revealed that there were 15 deaths in police custody in 2016.
On top of a black "Anti-human trafficking" T-shirt, she wears a blue denim shirt with a button badge with the words "I am not for sale" pinned to her left breast pocket.Read more
Malaysia has yet to strengthen its laws to provide greater protection to foreign employees despite reports of rampant abuses, an international human rights watchdog saidRead more
Currently, the Global Slavery Index estimates 128,800 individuals are trapped in modern day slavery in Malaysia. That’s about 0.4% of Malaysia’s total populationRead more
Two years ago, on May 21, 2015, the Malaysian authorities uncovered more than 100 bodies in multiple mass graves about 500 metres from the country’s northern border as well as numerous human trafficking camps.Read more
Norwegian Refugee Council report reveals extent of the hidden crisis that forced 31 million people – one every second – to flee within their countries last yearRead more
NGO's executive director Glorene Das quizzes government over lack of transparency in investigations following discovery of Wang Kelian mass grave in Perlis.Read more
Police have rescued 42 Myanmar nationals believed to be victims of forced labour exploitation in a raid on an automobile spare parts factory at the Industrial Area, in Jalan Perusahaan, here, Wednesday. Police said the victims, comprising 14 women and 28 men aged between 16 and 35 years old did not have any valid travel documents or work permitsRead more
Bangladeshi security forces have detained more than a dozen members of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim community and two men accused of attempting to smuggle them into Malaysia by boat on May 9, said the Office-in-Charge (OC), Mainuddin Khan from Teknaf police station.
At least two dozen refugees and asylum seekers have died in overcrowded Malaysian immigration detention centres since 2015,Read more
PUTRAJAYA: The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) recognises the role and commitment of Malaysia in bringing in about 3,500 Syrian refugees to the country more than a year ago without incurring high costs or being a burden to the government.Read more
Rights groups welcome steps to improve treatment of migrant workers after Guardian revealed claims of exploitation in supply chains in Malaysia, but say more must be doneRead more
Sabah police rescued three foreign women from becoming victims of human trafficking activities and sexual exploitation in Sandakan yesterday evening.Read more
Home Ministry is currently investigating some of the 14 immigration state branches which have issued e-Kad to illegal foreign workers who have not gone through the Rehiring ProgrammeRead more
Seven female illegal migrant workers from West Nusa Tenggara who were rescued from an alleged human trafficking attempt during an operation on March 29Read more
20% of the nation's almost 29 million people are migrant workers in the Middle East, Malaysia and South Korea, generating remittances that make up a quarter of Nepal's GDP.Read more
Human rights group chief Razali Ismail criticises those who deny Orang Asli control over their own lands and development based on their own values.Read more
Undocumented female workers in Malaysia take up jobs as cleaners, waitresses, masseuses and prostitutes, and are vulnerable to exploitation and harassment by policeRead more
Negri Sembilan man says his family left their hometown thinking their life would turn around but it only got worse at the oil palm plantation in Pengkalan Hulu.Read more
Couple arrested for further investigationRead more
Just 12-years-old at the time, she was forced to wed a man she did not know, and who was more than a decade older than herRead more
Stateless children are not the only ones being deprived of education in Malaysia, says Tenaganita, adding that locals working in plantations and the Orang Asal, whose children do not have birth certificates, also face the same predicament.Read more
A human trafficking syndicate believed to have been operating for a while has been foiled by the Immigration Department in Desa Petaling.Read more
Rescued victims of human traffickers were confined to a condomonium until sent to agents or employers.Read more
Increase in human trafficking related convictions can be attributed to close coopoeration but still more must be done.Read more
Lee Cheng Wah is accused of trafficking a 32 year old Vietnamese woman who faced sexual exploitation.Read more
It was found a labour supply agency whom had supplied workers to McDonalds has been withholding the salaries and passports of foreign workers.Read more
State Human Resources committee encourages industries to hire locally rather than abroad but local manufacturers will struggle with the higher cost of wages.Read more
The Government defends decision to suspend new temporary work visas from foreigners, due to the high number of pre-existing temporary visas.Read more
Labour shortages are calling out for the government to import foreign labour, in aim to maximise financial profits.Read more
Forty-one women: 26 Vietnamese, three Indonesians, eight from China and four from Laos, believed to be human trafficking victims were rescuedRead more
Malaysia sought Lebanon's assistance in fulfilling its pledge to take in up to 3,000 Syrian migrants fleeing their war-torn countryRead more
Employers calling for a review of the plan by the Immigration Department in freezing assets and bank accounts of those who hire and harbour undocumented foreign workersRead more
A coalition of NGOs working on migrant rights urging the government to come up with a comprehensive policy on labour migrationRead more
Trafficking victims freed from chains in a raidRead more
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), workers and organisations want the profit motive removed from the recruitment of migrant labourRead more
Tenaganita expresses concern over the culture of child marriages in MalaysiaRead more
Trafficking laws will not be sufficient to curb and tackle the trafficking problem if political will is absentRead more
The government must accept the right of refugees to seek asylum and allow the UNHCR to continue their workRead more
The crime of human trafficking is a major problem in this country, as Malaysia does not have a good system that protects immigrants, refugees, trafficked and abusedRead more
Human rights group also offers to arrange meeting between the Nobel prize laureate and the Rohingya community.Read more
Tenaganita hails health ministry's plan to provide free service as this can reduce the spread of infectious diseasesRead more
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