“The minimum wage will be uniformly set across all regions and states in the country, with no discrimination regarding the nature of the job.”
Malaysia has some two million registered migrant workers but also an equal number of undocumented ones.
More than 1,000 Burmese migrants have returned via the Maw Taung border checkpoint in Tenasserim, with perhaps a similar number crossing at Kawthaung, the southernmost port in Burma.
However, the court also acquitted agri-export giant Betagro, accused of involvement in encouraging forced labour.
Malaysian police detained 15 suspects after the grisly murder of five Burmese migrant workers outside the factory where they worked in Kuala Lumpur.
“The attachés yelled at us, shouted rude things, and threatened to get us arrested for disturbing their work.”