The Labour Department says it will open 30 investigation papers over glove manufacturer Brightway Holdings’ failure to comply with various housing standards under a newly-enforced law.
The human resources ministry said the decision to open the investigation papers came after raids on two of the company’s subsidiaries over the past week, with minister M Saravanan describing the squalid conditions for foreign workers as “modern day slavery”.
If convicted, the company could face a RM50,000 fine for each offence, or a total fine of RM1.5 million. All of the investigation papers are at the final stage of preparation before submission to the department’s prosecutors, the human resources ministry said in a statement.
Located in Kajang, La Glove (M) Sdn Bhd was raided on Monday, with the Labour Department finding 781 workers living in two blocks of shipping containers stacked three storeys high.
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