Malaysia: Malaysian glove maker denies its workers are living in shipping containers

A Malaysian glove maker has denied hundreds of its workers are living in metal shipping containers in squalid conditions that the country’s human resources minister described as modern slavery.

Ministry officials on Monday conducted a raid on a glove-making factory in Kajang district, just outside Kuala Lumpur, where they found workers living in cramped, dirty shipping containers stacked behind the premises, reports by broadcaster Astro Awani and news portal Free Malaysia Today said.

A ministry spokeswoman confirmed the reports to Reuters, adding that 781 workers were employed at the factory, most of whom were migrants.

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