U.S. order puts Malaysia glove industry under pressure over labor abuses

However it said it was still working to reimburse workers who paid fees to agents before January 2019 without its knowledge.

Some workers have said they worked long hours hoping to quickly repay loans of up to 20,000 Malaysian ringgit ($4,700) they took out to pay recruitment agents in their home countries.

Glorene Das, executive director of Kuala Lumpur-based migrant rights group Tenaganita, also urged investors to act, and called on the government to enact a labor policy that would end modern-day slavery.

“Migrant workers cannot be the means to profit any more. We have to put them before the profit – workers before profit,” she said.

Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

($1 = 4.2680 ringgit)

(Reporting by Beh Lih Yi //

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