Top Glove charged with failure to provide Labour Dept-certified accommodations for workers

IPOH (Bernama): Rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove Sdn Bhd was charged at the Sessions Court here Tuesday (March 16) with 10 counts of failing to provide workers’ accommodations certified by the Labour Department last November.

The company, which was represented by its director, pleaded not guilty to all charges before Judge Norashima Khalid.

According to the charges, the company was alleged to have provided their foreign workers with accommodations that were not certified with a Certificate of Accommodation from the Labour director-general, as required under Section 24D(1) of the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990.

The offences were allegedly committed at 10 different accommodations at Pusat Perdagangan Tasek Mutiara here, between 9am and 1.30pm on Nov 26 last year.

The charges were framed under Section 24D(3) of the same Act which provides for a fine not exceeding RM50,000, if found guilty.

Deputy public prosecutors Siti Syakimah Ibrahim and Zaihas Mohd Syakir Hasfar prosecuted the case while the company was represented by lawyer Chew Jee San.

The court set April 28 for remention. - Bernama

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