Again, when migrant workers raise their grievances to their employer (and the agent), the response is simply to terminate and deport back to Burma.
31 Burmese Migrant Workers, working at ASAHI KOSEI (M) SDN. BHD., Lot 3377, Jalan Perusahaan Utama, Taman Industri Selesa Jaya, 43300 Balakong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Tel : (60) 3 89614360 Fax: (60) 3 89614354, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The workers complained that they were not receiving monthly wages as per agreement (i.e. RM1,160-00), that there was unlawful deductions from their monthly wages, that the employer was wrongly deducting RM50 for every day that the worker is absent, that the employer failed to give the workers paid medical leave, etc
The response of their employer was allegedly the threat of termination and deportation back to Burma (Myanmar). In fact, it is alleged that at least 2 of the said workers will be sent back tomorrow (9/2/2011).
The said workers are rushing to lodge a complaint at the Labour Department, and are seeking immediate intervention from relevant authorities to prevent this premature termination and deportation. The workers, on a 3-year employment contract, have only been working here for about 6 months.
The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) has also been made aware of the plight of this 31 migrant workers.
I have also send an e-mail to ASAHI KOSEI (M) SDN. BHD, giving them an opportunity to have their say. No reply yet.
I have also perused the website of Asahi Kosei,