Women workers’ rights

  • Letters
  • Monday, 11 Mar 2019

THE article in The Star reflecting on International Women’s Day on March 8, “Eyeing balanced growth for women” (Nation, March 9; online at bit.ly/star_women), reminded us of the many blatant forms of discrimination against women that exist in our society.

Suhakam’s (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) reference to the numbers of women workers and their earnings is important but I believe other aspects of the treatment of the most vulnerable women workers should be addressed urgently. Some discriminatory regulations are not only tolerated but seem to be officially endorsed by the authorities.

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