Canada probes allegations of forced labour in Malaysia


After the US bans imports from three Malaysian corporations in the palm oil and rubber glove industries, Canada announces it is also investigating labour abuses in these sectors. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 29, 2021.

CANADA is the latest country, after the United States, to investigate alleged forced labour in Malaysia, according to Reuters.

The news agency said government department Employment and Social Development Canada, in an email yesterday, was looking into the labour practices in Malaysia’s palm oil and glove manufacturing industries.


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