The right to decent housing

A HOTBED for infectious diseases. That’s how Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah described the congested living conditions of foreign workers in Malaysia.

The high number of Covid-19 infections at immigration detention centres and the discovery of outbreak clusters at construction sites and places where foreigners make up the majority of workers, have confirmed that these are the major breeding grounds of the deadly virus, which has killed 117 and infected more than 8,000 people in the country.

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