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Submission to the Independent Committee on the Management of Foreign Workers
This statement complements the wider contributions of the Migrant Workers Right to Redress Coalition, of which we are a member.
It raises many issues related to the way we deal with migrant labour. It adds to the strong lobby for a comprehensive policy to cover the many areas, if we are to provide a proper, regulated environment for labour which protects all workers, Malaysian and non-Malaysian.
The Independent Committee was established by the government, and its Report is at the moment with Cabinet. It has not been made public. It should be.
Modern Day Slavery and Top Glove
The exposure of the abuse of workers within the supply chains of huge companies like Top Glove and the rubber glove industry in Malaysia shows just how far we still have to go in combatting modern day slavery. Please download the statement and lend your voice to the advocacy goals.
Refugee Rights and the Right to Participate
So often forums, conferences, seminars, workshops and other discussions about refugees are held in rooms where there are hardly any refugees. Far too often, there are none at all! This exclusion is really weird - and goes against the basic saying: "Nothing about us without us."
This has to change and we urge all those organising such events to think very hard about who you are calling and why, and to join us in respecting and promoting the right of women, men and youth from the refugee community to self-determination and empowerment.