Do we care about migrant workers?

Chan Yit Fei

The sad fact is that the exploitation of migrant workers in Malaysia is more common than we would like to admit. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 2, 2021.

ONE might think that if one has a job and is healthy enough to work during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, that person is very lucky.

As the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and MCO hit domestically – closing down of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the rise of unemployment, shortened work hours and restrictions on labour strength at work sites et cetera – being able to land a job is a blessing.

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