MTUC urges the government to investigate the masterminds of the trafficking of foreign workers

SHAH ALAM – The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) urges the government to investigate the mastermind behind the case of employment fraud to foreigners who come to this country.

 Its Secretary General, Kamarul Baharin Mansor said, foreign workers not being given jobs when they arrive in Malaysia is an act of bullying and worker trafficking.

 According to him, if the issue is not managed well, Malaysia faces the possibility of being on the third level in the human trafficking report next year.

 “MTUC urges the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate to the root of the network of foreign worker recruitment starting from companies that manage foreign workers, government officials who approve and companies that accept foreign workers.

“Until now the problem of foreign workers has not been fully resolved.

 “The confiscation of assets up to imprisonment should be done to teach a lesson and remind that the practice of forced labor can damage Malaysia’s reputation,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

On Monday, the media reported that 171 Bangladeshi men were detained by the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) while walking in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi, Johor.

 All of them were on their way to the police station to make a report because the agents had not given work since three to six months of arriving in the country.

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