Saturday, 19 September 2020

News by Country: Malaysia

18 September 2020


·      Over 200 Nepalis rescued and repatriated from Malaysian detention centres (The Kathmandu Post, 18 September 2020)

·      Health minister: Over 600 healthcare workers infected with Covid-19 since February (Malay Mail, 17 September 2020)

·      COVID-19 Fuels Discrimination Toward Foreigners, Vulnerable Groups in Asia, Survey Finds (Benar News, 17 September 2020)

·      Malaysian prisoners may face 'forced labour' on palm oil plantations (The Guardian, 16 September 2020)

·      All immigration detainees in Sarawak to undergo Covid-19 test again (Malay Mail, 11 September 2020)

·      MMA reminds healthcare workers to remain vigilant against Covid-19 (FMT, 9 September 2020)

·      Concerns over importers sourcing gloves from Top Glove (Malaysia) amid claims of slave-like conditions for migrant workers in its factories (Business and Human Rights Centre, 8 September 2020)

·      Johor urges Malaysia authorities to speed up full reopening of Singapore border (Straits Times, 8 September 2020)

·      Malaysia again deports Indonesian workers to Nunukan (Antara News, 4 September 2020)

·      All oil and gas workers entering Sarawak now required to undergo Covid-19 screening (Malay Mail, 3 September 2020)

·      MTUC lauds PM’s RM1,000 welfare aid hike, hopes same can be given to B40 workers and Socso pensioners (Malay Mail, 1 September 2020)

·      MTUC: Employers have yet to improve foreign workers’ housing, time for govt to take action (Malay Mail, 31 August 2020)

·      CNMC Goldmine's Chinese workers gradually return to Sopor gold field (The Business Times, 31 August 2020)

·      MTUC: Enforcement needed on employers who failed to improve migrant workers’ living quarters (Edge Prop, 31 August 2020)

·      New rules for employees’ minimum housing standards from Sept 1: Employers to comply or be fined RM50,000 (Malay Mail, 30 August 2020)

·      Malaysia likely to remain closed to tourists into 2021 (Nikkei Asian Review, 26 August 2020)

·      No more quarantine for Malaysian oil rig workers, requirement stands for foreigners (The Star, 25 August 2020)

·      Covid-19 forces Malaysia’s poor to live on instant noodles, abandon school: UN study (SCMP, 24 August 2020)

·      Malaysia deports Bangladeshi man who criticized treatment of migrants in documentary (CNA, 22 August 2020)

·      Many Indonesian migrant workers in Sabah ignoring children's education (Antara News, 20 August 2020)

·      COVID-19 pandemic forces Malaysian palm industry to rethink reliance on foreign labor (CNA, 18 August 2020)

·      Singapore-Malaysia border reopening restores economic lifeline (Nikkei Asian Review, 18 August 2020)

·      The former Malaysian workers in Singapore caught in limbo in Johor (CNA, 13 August 2020)

·      HR Ministry: Employers allowed to rehire foreign workers (Malay Mail, 13 August 2020)

·      Malaysia's Top Glove compensates migrant workers after US Customs ban (CNA, 10 August 2020)

·      Putrajaya tables Covid-19 Bill, seeks to raise debt ceiling until 2023 (Malay Mail, 6 August 2020)

·      MTUC urges govt to order banks not to start bankruptcy proceedings after loan moratorium period ends (The Star, 5 August 2020)

·      New foreign worker policy is economic suicide, says MTUC (FMT News, 4 August 2020)

·      Why we need to value, not vilify, migrant workers — Eric Paulsen (Malay Mail, 3 August 2020)

·      Malaysia to allow foreign labour in only 3 sectors, says deputy minister (Reuters, 29 July 2020)

·      Worker woes for planters (The Star, 28 July 2020)

·      Malaysia arrests Bangladeshi worker critical of its treatment of migrants (The Jakarta Post, 27 July 2020)

·      Palm oil production to slump in 2020: CPOPC (Argus Media, 27 July 2020)

·      Malaysia to reimpose lockdown if new cases hit above 100 a day (Straits Times, 27 July 2020)

·      Covid-19 has exposed the inequalities of working from home (FMT, 23 July 2020)

·      Statistics Dept: 2.54 million workers in informal sector last year (Malay Mail, 23 July 2020)

·      All entering Malaysia to serve quarantine at hotels, govt centres (Straits Times, 22 July 2020)

·      Labour shortages slashing Malaysian palm yields (Argus Media, 21 July 2020)

·      Malaysia’s probe into Al Jazeera undermines freedom of speech: CIJ (Coconuts KL, 20 July 2020)


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