74% of employers not providing proper worker housing, says deputy minister

A total of 625 investigation papers have been opened on cases where employers failed to meet basic worker housing requirements, says Deputy Human Resources Minister, Awang Hashim. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 18, 2021.

A TOTAL of 10,961 or 73.9% of employers were found not complying with the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446) in inspections conducted by the Labour Department from February 1 to April 15.

Deputy Human Resources Minister, Awang Hashim said the department has conducted inspections on 14,835 employers nationwide, involving 95,870 employee accommodation units.

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