NGOs: Situation worse for domestic workers after Covid-19

Tenaganita says that even prior to the MCO, many domestic workers were forced to endure slavery-like conditions of work, including sleeping outside of the house. This photo taken by neighbours on Dec 26,2017 shows an allegedly abused maid sleeping beside a dog at the porch of a house in Taman Kota Permai.

EVEN before the pandemic hit, many foreign domestic workers in Malaysia were already placed in forced labour situations. However, things got significantly worse once Covid-19 struck.

Tenaganita, an NGO which protects and promotes the rights of migrants, refugees, women, and children, found that prior to the movement control order, many domestic workers were forced to endure slavery-like conditions of work; trafficked with no or low wages, denied benefits, were not allowed to communicate with loved ones, worked long hours, and did not even have one rest day.

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