Malaysian social security body needs more Indian officers

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Kuala Lumpur, Mar.24 : Malaysia's Human Rights Commission - SUHAKAM -- has urged the country's Human Resources Minister, Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, to look into revamping the Social Security Organisation or SOCSO.

Suhakam Commissioner Datuk N. Sivasubramaniam was quoted in the Tamil Nesan as saying that more Indian officers are needed to deal with the problems faced by Indians in submitting their claims.

He said many Indians were forced to pay exorbitant fees to middlemen for help in filling the necessary employment-related forms.

He said that the Indian officers would be able to help the workers affected by industrial accidents by guiding and helping them to file their claims and get their compensation through proper channels without delay.

He said the number of union representatives appointed by the Human Resources Ministry to advice the workers on submitting their claims must be increased.

There are now only four.

ANI

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