Malaysian Trade unions and workers join migrant workers globally in welcoming the International Migrant Day.
Malaysian TUC calls for all Malaysians to value the contribution of the migrant workers.
The presence of these millions of migrant workers especially those from the Asian countries helped Malaysia developed to what it is today.
Unfortunately, there are few irresponsible employers who have abused and exploited them and this has marred the good reputation of Malaysian and we are perceived as cruel.
In addition the recruitment agencies of both receiving and sending countries have mercilessly caused much misery to these migrants to satisfy their greed.
This has been happening for many years without any strict enforcement. Today, all of the stakeholders have turned a deaf ears to cries of the migrant workers as they think these recruitment agencies have connection with the underworld and at high positions.
This year, the Malaysian TUC hopes the government will engage the tripartite social partners to develop an effective way to protect the migrant workers from jeopardizing the good name of Malaysia.