Malaysia next in bid to legalise migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago Malaysia
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A campaign to legalise Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand could be repeated in Malaysia if it proves successful, the Labour Minister has said.

Ith Samheng announced on Tuesday that the government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents.

The campaign will run from September 15 to December 15, before the Thai government enacts new labour laws in 2018.

If the Thailand initiative is successful, Mr Samheng said the government will consider doing the same for illegal workers in Malaysia, where he said many people are cheated into working without documents by unscrupulous brokers.

“After the campaign in Thailand, our next step will be Malaysia, where there are also many illegal workers,” he said.