30 min

S08E13 Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna on Malaysia, Migrants, and the Pandemic Voices - Conversations on Business and Human Rights from Around the World

    • Society & Culture

When Malaysia went into lockdown in March 2020, cases of employers violating the rights of migrant workers raised significantly. These violations included unfair termination, unpaid wages, poor living conditions, and more. In addition, movement control orders carried out by government officials arrested undocumented migrants, which lead to an outbreak in detention centers.

In this Voices conversation, Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna, the Director of Our Journey and the current Chair of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), speaks to IHRB's Guna Subramaniam about the pandemic's impact on migrants workers in Malaysia and what businesses should do to alleviate their vulnerability.

When Malaysia went into lockdown in March 2020, cases of employers violating the rights of migrant workers raised significantly. These violations included unfair termination, unpaid wages, poor living conditions, and more. In addition, movement control orders carried out by government officials arrested undocumented migrants, which lead to an outbreak in detention centers.

In this Voices conversation, Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna, the Director of Our Journey and the current Chair of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), speaks to IHRB's Guna Subramaniam about the pandemic's impact on migrants workers in Malaysia and what businesses should do to alleviate their vulnerability.

30 min

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