76 rescued foreign workers sent to protection centres


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  • Sunday, 18 Mar 2012

GEORGE TOWN: Forty-two Vietnamese women and 34 men from Vietnam and Nepal workers, who were allegedly treated like 'slaves' by their agent for about 20 months, would be sent to a protection centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Timur Laut police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng said the agent from a private company had breached the terms of contract signed with the workers by deducting half their wages monthly and using force to physically abuse them.

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