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5 February 2021

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·      Sarawak arrests undocumented migrants over Covid-19 fears (Malay Mail, 16 October 2020)

·      CMCO adds pressure on stressed migrants (FMT News, 14 October 2020)

·      500 Indonesian migrant workers deported from Malaysia (Antara News, 11 October 2020)

·      Malaysia's Top Glove raises remediation payment to migrant workers (Reuters, 6 October 2020)

·      Focus on Covid-19 challenge, stop blaming undocumented migrants — Agora Society Malaysia (Malay Mail, 5 October 2020)

·      Singaporeans with homes in Malaysia in limbo due to Covid-19 border restrictions, some paying double the living costs (Malay Mail, 4 October 2020)

·      Union urges loan moratorium extension for Malaysia’s bank employees, low-income earners (Malay Mail, 4 October 2020)

·      Take compliance on workers’ accommodation seriously (Malay Mail, 24 September 2020)

·      Malaysia unveils additional $3.3 billion Covid-19 economic stimulus measures (The Straits Times, 23 September 2020)

·      More than 15,000 Malaysians lost their jobs in Singapore due to Covid-19: Report (Today, 22 September 2020)

·      These gloves help fight COVID-19. But they’re made in sweatshop conditions (Los Angeles Times, 22 September 2020)

·      Over 200 Nepalis rescued and repatriated from Malaysian detention centres (The Kathmandu Post, 18 September 2020)

·      Health minister: Over 600 healthcare workers infected with Covid-19 since February (Malay Mail, 17 September 2020)

·      COVID-19 Fuels Discrimination Toward Foreigners, Vulnerable Groups in Asia, Survey Finds (Benar News, 17 September 2020)

·      Malaysian prisoners may face 'forced labour' on palm oil plantations (The Guardian, 16 September 2020)

·      All immigration detainees in Sarawak to undergo Covid-19 test again (Malay Mail, 11 September 2020)

·      MMA reminds healthcare workers to remain vigilant against Covid-19 (FMT, 9 September 2020)

·      Concerns over importers sourcing gloves from Top Glove (Malaysia) amid claims of slave-like conditions for migrant workers in its factories (Business and Human Rights Centre, 8 September 2020)

·      Johor urges Malaysia authorities to speed up full reopening of Singapore border (Straits Times, 8 September 2020)

·      Malaysia again deports Indonesian workers to Nunukan (Antara News, 4 September 2020)

·      All oil and gas workers entering Sarawak now required to undergo Covid-19 screening (Malay Mail, 3 September 2020)

·      MTUC lauds PM’s RM1,000 welfare aid hike, hopes same can be given to B40 workers and Socso pensioners (Malay Mail, 1 September 2020)

·      MTUC: Employers have yet to improve foreign workers’ housing, time for govt to take action (Malay Mail, 31 August 2020)

·      CNMC Goldmine's Chinese workers gradually return to Sopor gold field (Business Times, 31 August 2020)

·      MTUC: Enforcement needed on employers who failed to improve migrant workers’ living quarters (Edge Prop, 31 August 2020)

·      New rules for employees’ minimum housing standards from Sept 1: Employers to comply or be fined RM50,000 (Malay Mail, 30 August 2020)

·      Malaysia likely to remain closed to tourists into 2021 (Nikkei Asian Review, 26 August 2020)

·      No more quarantine for Malaysian oil rig workers, requirement stands for foreigners (The Star, 25 August 2020)

·      Covid-19 forces Malaysia’s poor to live on instant noodles, abandon school: UN study (SCMP, 24 August 2020)

·      Malaysia deports Bangladeshi man who criticised treatment of migrants in documentary (CNA, 22 August 2020)

·      Many Indonesian migrant workers in Sabah ignoring children's education (Antara News, 20 August 2020)

·      COVID-19 pandemic forces Malaysian palm industry to rethink reliance on foreign labour (CNA, 18 August 2020)

·      Singapore-Malaysia border reopening restores economic lifeline (Nikkei Asian Review, 18 August 2020)

·      The former Malaysian workers in Singapore caught in limbo in Johor (CNA, 13 August 2020)

·      HR Ministry: Employers allowed to rehire foreign workers (Malay Mail, 13 August 2020)

·      Malaysia's Top Glove compensates migrant workers after US Customs ban (CNA, 10 August 2020)

·      Putrajaya tables Covid-19 Bill, seeks to raise debt ceiling until 2023 (Malay Mail, 6 August 2020)


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