App to report errant employers must treat all fairly, says rights group

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Workers cleaning the factory compound at the glove factory at Batu 13 Cheras, Kajang, Selangor. Glove makers in the country have spawned Covid-19 clusters. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, January 6, 2021.

THE Human Resources Ministry’s proposed app for workers to lodge complaints against errant employers is a nice idea, said a rights group, but it questioned if the authorities would treat all complaints fairly and transparently, including undocumented workers.

Migrant rights organisation Tenaganita said all workers should be treated fairly, even if they are illegal, as long as they are engaged for a service they provide.

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