Name tags for foreign workers at project sites

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  • Tuesday, 05 Aug 2003

KLANG: Developers have been ordered to provide their workers with identification tags to restrict access into construction sites. 

The order was issued by Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Abu Bakar Mustafa during a meeting with 25 developers here yesterday. 

It came in the wake of several violent crime incidents at project sites including the killing of three Indonesians at Bandar Botanic project site here on Saturday. 

SAC Abu Bakar said it was the responsibility of developers to ensure that those working at their projects were provided with tags bearing the worker’s photographs, their names and the name of the developer. 

“Our investigations revealed that most of the fights that took place at construction sites involved workers and outsiders,” he told a press conference after the meeting. SAC Abu Bakar also ordered developers to provide living quarters for their workers and fence up their construction sites for better security.  

“We have also told the developers to appoint group leaders who can be contacted by the developers or police.’’  

SAC Abu Bakar also warned developers against hiring illegal foreign workers as they would be held responsible for harbouring them.  

“Developers must also ensure that their contractors do not hire illegal workers,” he said. 

On the Bandar Botanic incident, SAC Abu Bakar said the police had obtained a 10-day remand order for 20 suspects who were among the 164 arrested following the murder of the three workers. 

He said police were still looking for the “one-eyed warrior”, known as Frankie, who is the leader of the workers.  

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