Human Writes: Our treatment of migrant workers will come back to haunt us


Migrant workers often find themselves living in filthy 'kongsi' (shared houses), without even a mattress or a place to store their belongings. — Filepic/The Star

So let me get this right. Since 2020, we’ve had Covid-19 outbreaks constantly flaring up in factories. But in Malaysia's current national lockdown in June, 2021 – which aims to put a brake on the spiralling number of cases as healthcare services reach breaking point – many factories and workplaces are allowed to operate.

A recent Bernama report said 128,150 companies with nearly 1.6 million employees have approval to operate during the lockdown.

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