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Protection of migrant workers in Malaysia

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Sardar Baig, Farheen Baig and Ishan Jan, Mohammad Naqib (2016) Protection of migrant workers in Malaysia. Industrial Law Reports, 1. i-xvi. ISSN 0127-3051

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Abstract

As human beings, migrant workers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. The bitter truth, however, is that migrant workers around the world are exploited at the hands of their employers who most likely view them with xenophobic eyes, who mistreat them, deny them minimum labour standards and subject them to human rights violations including forced labour. It is not uncommon to hear inhumane treatment towards these migrant workers, male and female alike. Some of them are abused, deprived of proper accommodation and even food and treated very poorly. A good employer is all the migrant workers need to make their ends meet. A bad employer would spell for him/her ‘hell on earth’. Unfortunately, Malaysia has its fair share of ‘hell on earth’ cases involving migrant workers like the recent case involving an Indian couple. Hence, this article discusses the protection of migrant workers with reference to the law and practice in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2924/50314
Uncontrolled Keywords: Migrant workers, Rights, Human Rights
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801 Labor. Work. Working class
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 16:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50314

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