Today Online |23 July, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR – Rubber trees untapped, oil palm fruits left to rot and silent construction sites.
These are the early consequences of the new Malaysian government’s aggressive crackdown on undocumented migrant workers that have left businesses reeling.
The crackdown on illegal foreign workers is one of the few policies from the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration that Pakatan Harapan (PH) is continuing.
PH blames the foreign worker recruitment industry and its ties to BN leaders for flooding the market with cheap labour.
But now, politicians and groups working with foreign workers are calling for a temporary halt to the campaign, dubbed Ops Mega 3.0. They claim even workers with valid work documents are being hauled up by the authorities.