Lawyers for Liberty slams Saravanan's remark that legalising undocumented migrant workers is ‘stupid’
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today criticised Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan recent statement that legalising...
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By Ashley Yeong Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 11:53 AM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today criticised Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M.Saravanan recent statement that legalising undocumented workers is a “stupid” idea.In a statement today, LFL director Zaid Malek said Saravanan’s statement was outrageous and disappointing as the minister had previously given a commitment to the government to address the issues of forced labour.THE Human Resources Ministry’s accreditation of 25 companies to recruit workers from Bangladesh was done to prevent monopolistic practices as well as to safeguard the welfare and livelihood of the workers, its minister M.During a forum on human capital migration in Sabah last week, Saravanan said illegal immigrants should be deported to their countries of origin as legalising them would encourage more to enter the country.“The minister’s reaction is simplistic, superficial, and ignores the root causes of the entry of undocumented migrants into the country.Daftar sekarang dan nikmati satu (1) minggu akses percuma!.
“The undocumented migrants are largely victims of circumstances beyond their control; they are not deliberate offenders against our immigration laws.“My statement of meeting with Her Excellency and explaining the current affairs of Bangladeshi foreign workers in our country has been taken out context.“Having been duped by deceitful agents or unscrupulous employers, they have become ‘illegal’ as a result,” Zaid said in the statement.He said the manner and treatment that many undocumented migrants suffer in order to get into Malaysia, they should be considered as victims of trafficking.Zaid said the gravity of deportation of undocumented migrants must not be overlooked as most of them have incurred great financial costs or taken out loans for the opportunity to work here.He said there were only 10 companies involved in the recruitment of workers from Bangladesh prior to this decision, which unfortunately led to many workers lured by the promise of decent work and were subsequently left stranded by agencies from both countries.“Thus deporting them may cause grave financial ruin, or even worse, physical violence and even death at the hands of unforgiving loan sharks.
“The fact of the matter is that a large portion of our economic sector is reliant on migrant workers.“Deporting them in swathes would create a vacuum in our labour force which would, in turn, necessitate us to bring in more migrant workers to replace them, thus creating the cycle of undocumented workers again.“Malaysia is serious in tackling the issue of forced labour, which is tarnishing our international standing.“It would be easier, more humane, and more cost effective to legalise those who are readily available here,” he said.Zaid urged the government to have more comprehensive and practical solutions to the issue of undocumented migrants, which are consequences of the nation’s poor labour policies and weak and corrupt enforcement.Advertisement.Contrary to that, he said his ministry is only involved in giving approvals to the companies to recruit foreign workers so as to meet their production demands, and as of now, there are 14 source countries in which companies can source their workers from, not just Bangladesh.
Muda leader calls for Malaysia to recognise refugee statusWithout this, they are deemed undocumented migrants vulnerable to exploitation and deportation. All these refugees are contributing to our socio economic problems. They must be located in one of the remote island where all their basic needs can be taken care of.
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Saravanan: 25 recruitment companies from Bangladesh chosen to avoid monopolistic practicesKUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resources Ministry's accreditation of 25 companies to recruit workers from Bangladesh was done to avoid monopolistic practices as well to safeguard the welfare and livelihood of the workers, says its minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan. By choosing this 25 then the monopoly is controlled by this 25 😂😂😂. Reported differently from there. Restricting to 25 companies is already a monopoly. The poor workers are going to be taken for a ride with high fees. Process must be there for the workers to avoid paying anything to the agents. Employers should bear all cost, thus prevent human trafficking.