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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Serious Problems of Migrant Workers Caused by Chaotic Planning...

A letter in malaysiakini highlights the serious problems suffered by migrant workers and it appears that many of them have been cheated of their life savings to come here for non-existent jobs.

In this letter titled "Najib, Radzi to blame for migrant workers woes", the DAP MP for Ipoh Barat tells how each worker has to "pay between RM8000 to RM12000" and this translates to a multi-million ringgit bonanza for some of the 230 approved companies.

We all know that Malaysia has an extremely large Cabinet for its population and even the return from space had to have two Cabinet ministers in attendance.

Surely the DPM should be aware of the serious problems left unattended back home? It is really callous to allow people to cheat innocent workers who then get sent home at taxpayers' expense and risk.

The Manpower Ministry has called for a freeze on all workers untill more "concrete measures" are provided. Meanwhile there is a detailed report from a recent incident reported in the Daily Star which carries the banner "Journalism without Fear or Favour".

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