Government Policy

COMMENT | M’sia-Bangladesh MOU fails to address many labour issues

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Malaysiakini (English)

COMMENT | The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the governments of Malaysia and Bangladesh on the employment of workers was inked on Dec 19 last year, after months of preparations and consultations. Yet, many pressing issues remain unanswered. Why the cloud of secrecy? It is difficult to understand why the MOU – a document that would impact thousands of workers and employers – was shrouded in secrecy. It did not have the benefit of robust public discussion among all stakeholders, including employers, workers’ organisations and civil society organisations that have engaged with migrant …

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