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Thursday, 15 June 2017 | MYT 7:33 PM

Bird's nest factory faces over 100 charges under labour laws

KLANG: A bird's nest factory is facing 105 charges for offences under the Employment Act 1955 and the National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011.

Maxim Birdnest (M) Sdn Bhd is accused of, among others, making invalid salary deductions and not paying wages and overtime to 11 employees.

The company's operations director Pak Wei Chee, 29, claimed trial to all the 105 charges.

The factory, located at Lorong Gudang Nanas in Klang, was busted on March 28 during a joint raid by the Home Ministry's Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants unit, the police as well as the Labour and Immigration Departments.

The company owner, a 29-year-old Datuk, and his factory manager were both arrested and remanded pending investigations after the bust.

The joint sting was initiated after Indonesian publication Tempo published two articles between March 20 and 26 titled "Trafficking Humans to Malaysia" and "Slavery at Bird Nest Factory".

The Datuk was not present in court and when contacted a South Klang district police source said the man was out of town and would only be back next week.

Tags / Keywords: Courts , Labour law , Bird s nest factory

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