SONY states it's not violating Malaysian law regarding Myanmar migrant workers

On 8 September, the GoodElectronics Network sent a letter to SONY, expressing its concerns over unjust treatment of migrant workers from Myanmar who have been working for SONY Malaysia in Bangi.

SONY states it's not violating Malaysian law regarding Myanmar migrant workers

On 8 September, the GoodElectronics Network sent a letter to SONY, expressing its concerns over unjust treatment of migrant workers from Myanmar who have been working for SONY Malaysia in Bangi.

GoodElectronics was informed about a case of 32 workers whose passports were misappropriated by a SONY company official - supposedly to renew them - but the passports were never returned to the workers.

In the letter, GoodElectronics encouraged SONY to:

  • Renew the work contracts of the workers concerned and ensure they get their passports back;
  • Ensure that workers working for SONY Malaysia always have work permits and that they are not forced to hand over their passports;
  • Take workers complaints and concerns at heart, and respect labour rights;
  • Enter into open and mature dialogue with local and international labour and human rights groups;
  • Take steps to bring all workers working for SONY, local and migrant, under direct employment of SONY to prevent future violations.

In a response letter dated October 10, SONY replied that it conducted a research, but could not find results of violating Malaysian law and Sony Group Code of Conduct.

Please find SONY's letter in the attachment.