India cautions workers not to fall to unscrupulous agents in Malaysia

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New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): India has cautioned workers travelling to Malaysia not to fall into the trap of unscrupulous manpower agents on both sides.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs said a large number of workers, misguided by some unscrupulous Indian as well as Malaysian recruiting agents, were going to Malaysia without proper knowledge of their employers, nature of job and employment contract.As a result, they become vulnerable to exploitation by their employers in Malaysia and often get stranded in Malaysia without work and then lodge complaints at the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also urged workers intending to seek legal employment in Malaysia to familiarise themselves with the local laws and working conditions, The Star reports.

Currently, about 150,000 Indian workers, mostly from South India, are being employed in Malaysia, largely in the service sector.

The ministry also advised workers to carry a copy of their passports, work permits and adhere to the labour laws. (ANI)

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