Foreign workers allowed to work in Malaysia despite work permit expiryApril 21st, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Penang (Malaysia), Apr 21 (ANI): Employers in Malaysia are allowing the foreign workers to work illegally, despite their work permits expiring, reports Star online.
The Tamil Nesan quoted Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) Commissioner N. Siva Subramaniam as saying that the commission had received numerous complaints on the matter.
Subramaniam said the employers were doing this in order to delay the payment of the balance of salary and benefits due to the workers when they leave the country.
He appealed the government to take immediate action against the errant employers as well as to solve the problem of worker shortage at restaurants.
Penang Deputy Chief Minister Prof Dr P. Ramasamy reportedly said that the Indian community in the country had been neglected as there was no capable leader fighting for their rights.
“The Indian community in the country had been neglected as there was no capable leader fighting for their rights,” he said, urging the community to unite under one umbrella and fight for their rights together. (ANI)
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