Foreign labour freeze hits glove makers

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Top Glove, the world’s largest glove producer, has a global workforce of 19,000 and needs to hire more to meet demand strengthened by the coronavirus outbreak. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 17, 2020.

THE Malaysian glove industry, the world’s biggest producer of medical gloves, is facing a manpower shortage while demand for the product soars amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers’ Association president Denis Low said automation is unable to fill in for workers.

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