Subramaniam wants action against slave-driver bosses

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Subramaniam wants action against slave-driver bosses

Postby admin » Thu May 22, 2008 2:26 am

THE Human Resource Ministry has received many complaints from workers who have been forced to work for 12 hours without any rest, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Its minister Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam said he was considering taking action against those factories and restaurant owners who failed to follow labour laws.

He said his ministry strongly condemned employers who forced their workers to work for 12-hour stretches without rest, which he said was inhuman.

Dr Subramaniam said under normal circumstances, an employee who worked an eight-hour work shift must be given at least a half-hour break.

Some employers had even failed to give their workers their days off.

The newspaper also reported that deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department T. Murugiah would ask the Education Ministry to appoint an Indian supervisor in each district education office to handle problems faced by Tamil schools.

He said there was no Indian officer monitoring Tamil schools at district level now. He was speaking to reporters after opening the Lembah Pantai Youth’s Delegates conference in Kuala Lumpur.

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