Poor people from all over the world have come to Malaysia to work in the electronics industry under awful circumstances. In the last forty years, thousands of companies from over 40 countries have set up facilities in Malaysia, making the country an important producer of electronics.
This has brought wealth and prosperity to this Southeast Asian country as reflected in all the gleaming towers in the city. Also consumers profit from this industry. This all is made available by migrant workers looking for a better life.
Somewhere between 1.8 and 3.6 million workers from Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. They often face human-rights abuses and labour abuses. Part of the migrant workers are forced to work against their will, found Verieté, a watchdog organisation.Their report states that forced labour is widespread.
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