Malaysia – Coalition On Migrant Worker Rights Urge Government Action

The Human Lens

Malaysia is the Asian hub of several million foreign migrant workers that have come from different ASEAN states and other nearby nations. Despite the fact of how foreign migrant labor is helping the Malaysian economy, and vice versa, many grave issues have risen on a local context.

From time to time, The Human Lens brings stories on our official partner organization; North South Initiative -Malaysia (NSI-Malaysia) crucial work on migrant rights in the region. Just last week,  the coalition of NGOs working on migrant workers’ rights urged the Malaysian government to adopt  some strategies underlined in the 11th Malaysia Plan for the implementation of policies regarding foreign labour.

The Right to Redress Coalition (R2R) has also suggested in the plan that the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) could take a lead role in policy-making for foreign worker management. These recommendations are part of a R2R report that urges the government to…

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