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Take Action to Prevent Foreign Worker Abuse

Our government should also take time to reflect on the (Little India rioting) incident, and also the previous strike by the PRC bus drivers. We have to understand their grievances – and see if there has been abuse and exploitation by the recruitment agencies.

We have to find a way to deal with the abuses. I suggest that all foreign workers should be interviewed by an NGO worker, and their statement should be taken down, in case there is any complaint about being misled on the salary and working conditions.

We should follow up with the recruiting agent in Singapore, who should be responsible for what is being said by the recruiting agent in the other side.

There is the possibility that the foreign worker may not tell the truth, but if several workers make the same statement, then there must be some truth to it.

It is wrong for our “authority” to close two eyes and two years and let the abuse continue for a long time. We must be proactive, and must use practical sense to deal with the problem.

It is time for our “authority” to wake up and do their duty.


This article is courtesy of Mr Tan Kin Lian. You can find the original article here.


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