19th January 2024: Malaysia tackling scams affecting thousands of migrant workers

19th January 2024: Channel News Asia Malaysia tackling scams affecting thousands of migrant workers | Video| (exclusive interviews with stranded Bangladeshi workers/victims)

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16th January 2024: NEWS SUMMARY – Joint Ministerial Meeting & Press Conference on Malaysian Migrant Worker Management Chaos, As Forced Labour and Worker Destitution Rises Massively

See also: 16th January 2024: 751 duped Bangladeshi migrant workers in Pengerang case file RM2 million claim for unpaid wages resulting from situation akin to forced labour, stranded and destitute on arrival in Malaysia (includes comments by Andy Hall)

See also: 16th Jan 2024: Malaysia to review MoUs on foreign workers with source countries

See also: 16th Jan 2024: MALAYSIA Home minister: Cabinet to discuss if overstaying foreign workers can be sent back to their respective countries

See also: 16th Jan 2024: Hiring process timeline for foreign workers to be halved, says Saifuddin

See also: 16th Jan 2024: Govt halves foreign worker recruitment process — Home Affairs Minister Saifuddin

See also: 16th Jan 2024 NST – Bangladeshi workers duped in Pengerang file claim for RM2.21mil in unpaid wages

See also: 6th Jan 2024 The Star: 171 Bangladeshi workers freed; have filed claim for RM2mil from employers

See also: 13th Jan 2024 TBS: Plight of jobless Bangladeshi in Malaysia. Who is to blame?

See also: 30th Dec 2023: Migrants being duped into Malaysia because of govt’s failure to curb criminal trafficking syndicates and organised crime network, says activist Andy Hall

See also: 6th Jan 2024: Away from families, in debt, and jobless in a foreign land

See also: 6th Jan 2024: FMT – Saifuddin, Sim to discuss status of freeze on foreign worker recruitment

See also: 6th Jan 2024: New Strait Times – Company that promised 171 Bangladeshi workers non-existent jobs blacklisted

See also: 5th Jan 2024: New Strait Times – MCA: Don’t just fine employers, hold ministry accountable as well for unemployed foreign workers

See also: 30th Dec 2023: New Strait Times – Recruitment agencies accused of deception as Bangladeshi victims speak out on exploitation and fear

See also: 29th Dec 2023: Malay Mail – Set up probe on exploitation of migrant workers and new ministry to manage their affairs, Suhakam tells Putrajaya

See also: 28th Dec 2023: New Strait Times – ‘Company involved in 171 Bangladeshi migrant worker scandal not licensed to recruit’

See also: 28th Dec 2023: FMT – Malaysia has entered ‘slave labour’ territory, says ex-MP – Charles Santiago calls for specific set-ups to manage migrant workers 

See also: 27th Dec 2023: New Strait Times – MTUC demand govt, MACC probe into corrupt recruitment practices of foreign workers

See also: 27th Dec 2023: New Strait Times – Strict action against employers, agencies neglecting 171 Bangladeshi workers: MEF

See also: 27th Dec 2023: FMT – Bangladeshis duped over jobs are victims of human trafficking, says rights group

See also: 26th Dec 2023: FMT – Azalina wants urgent probe into 171 Bangladeshis duped over jobs

See also: 26th Dec 2023: FMT – High recruitment fees make greedy agents bring in workers, says group

See also: 25th Dec 2023: FMT – Probe recruitment agents, MACC told after arrest of Bangladeshis

See also: 25th Dec 2023: FMT – Human resources ministry comes to the rescue of Bangladeshi workers

See also: 25th Dec 2023: FMT – Cops nab 171 foreigners protesting lack of jobs in Johor

See also: 25th Dec 2023: The Star – Foreigners march to police station to complain about agent, get hauled up by Immigration Dept instead

See also: 5th Nov 2023: Malaysian HR Minister pledges nationwide operations concerning plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia following Andy Hall’s complaint letter to the OHCHR

See also: 30th Oct 2023: FMT: Andy Hall refers stranded Bangladeshi workers’ plight in Malaysia to UN Human Rights Council

See also: 19th Oct 2023: Malaysia facing huge excess of 1/4 million migrant laborers

See also: 21st Sep 2023: Malaysian government has 15 source countries for foreign workers – Comments by Andy Hall

See also: 20th Sep 2023: Rate of abused Bangladeshi workers’ entry into Malaysia worrying, says migrant rights activist Andy Hall

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