Labourers work at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
Labourers work at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia

Analysis |
How rising labour abuse charges threaten to derail Malaysia’s export-led economy

  • As Malaysians shun labour-intensive work, the country’s electronics and palm oil firms especially are relying on migrants, whose treatment is gaining scrutiny
  • Experts warn if Southeast Asia’s third-biggest economy does not reform its labour laws, businesses could move to other countries

Topic |   Malaysia
Labourers work at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
Labourers work at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
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