Glove maker charged over state of workers’ quarters

IPOH: Rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove Sdn Bhd has been charged at the Sessions Court here with 10 counts of failing to provide workers’ accommodations that are certified by the Labour Department last November.

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

The company was alleged to have provided its 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 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 while the company was represented by lawyer Chew Jee San.

The court set April 28 for the next mention. — Bernama

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