The maltreatment of migrants has led to many deaths and brought disgrace to the country besides obstructing long-term economic progress.
By Joshua Woo Sze Zeng in Free Malaysia Today
The Nepalese embassy’s recent report of 461 deaths of its workers in 2015 is a 32% increase from the 348 deaths in 2014. That is an average of nine deaths per week. At this rate, Malaysia is becoming a death camp for migrant workers.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its “Review of Labour Migration Policy in Malaysia” has attributed the cause of the high fatality among migrants to “poor working conditions, high-levels of occupational stress and lack of adequate medical care.”
This is all the result of the Federal Government’s ineffective regulation of the welfare of foreign workers and its dubious migrant policy. Continue reading