Economy

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Forest City: No mercy for employers but treat the illegal migrant workers as victims of human trafficking

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 11 MAY 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PULAU PINANG I refer to the news report on undocumented migrant workers in the Johor Forest City development. (Source: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/381555) After the exposé, the Home Ministry had said that they will legalise these undocumented migrant workers.  The combination of loose … Continue reading

In Malaysia it is easier to say sorry than to ask for permission for illegal migrant workers

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 10 MAY 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PULAU PINANG Malaysians should be worried about the stance of the federal government in dealing with undocumented migrant workers from China working in the Johor Forest City project. After it was exposed in the media that the said development employed … Continue reading

Hari Buruh 2017: Pekerja migran di Malaysia

Saya sudah banyak kali membangkitkan isu imigresen dan pekerja migran di negara kita. Pendirian saya terhadap masalah ini jelas: kerajaan perlu merombak semula dasar imigresen yang hanya menguntungkan kroni serta merangka satu pelan sumber manusia komprehensif agar negara kita boleh memaksimakan tenaga kerja tempatan. Sempena Hari Buruh ini, saya ingin mengetengahkan nasib pekerja migran di … Continue reading

Malaysiakini (MK) Special Report on Immigration: Blood is on our hands

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 29 MARCH 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR I read with deep anger and frustration the three-part Special Report by Malaysiakini journalist Alyaa Alhadjri, who worked with her counterparts from the Indonesian Tempo magazine on human trade and trafficking in Malaysia. As much as I am angry, I … Continue reading