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PETALING JAYA: Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said the system currently in place for the recruitment of migrant workers from Bangladesh has been suspended by the Government.

Kulasegaran told The Star yesterday that the suspension will last until a full investigation has been completed into allegations that a syndicate was operating as a human trafficking scheme to exploit these workers.

“The previous administration managed the whole recruitment process like a busi

PETALING JAYA: At least RM2mil was raked in by a human trafficking syndicate, spearheaded by a Bangladeshi businessman with alleged political connections with the Home Ministry, in just two years from Bangladeshi workers who were looking to land jobs in Malaysia.

An investigation revealed that the workers paid RM20,000 each to their local agents who then paid half of the sum to the syndicate to facilitate work permit approvals and flight tickets to Malaysia.

It is learned tha

PENANG - Penang State Labor Department (JTK) made an inspection at a rented apartment in Lebuh Kampung Benggali, Butterworth and several foreign workers were found to be living in undesirable conditions allegedly used by a nasi kandar restaurant to house its workers. 

There was a foul odour in the unit located on the seventh floor of an apartment block.

Several mattresses were laid on the floor of the unit’s living room.

Penang JTK director Mohd Sazali Keteh said o

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