Malaysia hampering document on migrant worker rights

Source: FMT News 

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia appears to be among several countries preventing an instrument, which would protect the rights of migrant workers in the Asean region, from becoming a legally binding document.

This is according to Adrian Pereira, who is director of human rights group North-South Initiative (NSI).

Pereira said sentiments picked up from closed-door discussions suggested that Malaysia was hampering the instrument, which stemmed from the Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in Cebu 10 years ago. Read more