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India warns Malaysian employers not to ill-treat Indians

Following complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers, the Indian Mission asked employers to cooperate in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of their labourers.

Updated:October 24, 2014, 7:45 PM IST
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India warns Malaysian employers not to ill-treat Indians
Following complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers, the Indian Mission asked employers to cooperate in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of their labourers.

Kuala Lumpur: India on Friday warned Malaysian employers that it will withdraw their privileges if there is evidence of abuse and ill-treatment of Indian employees.

Following complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers, the Indian Mission asked employers to cooperate in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of their labourers.

"In order to curb this practice which are also contrary to the laws and regulations of Malaysia, the Indian High Commission has decided that in cases where there is an evidence of abuse and ill-treatment, the employers responsible will be withdrawn the privileges which the Indian Government has extended to them, like PIO card, visas etc," a statement issued by the Indian mission said.

"We appeal to all employers to kindly cooperate with the Indian High Commission in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of all the Indian labourers employed by them in Malaysia," the statement said.

The High Commission, on its website, said that it is working very closely with the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources to try and address their grievances so that such abuses are curtailed and remedial actions taken.

"We thank the Government of Malaysia for their cooperation in this matter," the statement said.

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