According to V Sivakumar, the Minister of Human Resources, the government would soon publish rules to stop forced labor at work. These regulations are the result of coordinated efforts under the National Action Plan on Forced Labour, led by the Peninsular Labour Department.
New government guidelines addressing forced labor
Sivakumar emphasized that the guidelines will assist organizations in comprehending connected regulations, identifying forced labor’s symptoms, and taking the necessary countermeasures.
645 employers have already been the subject of investigations by the government, with 128 getting fines of RM242,000 and 272 receiving compound notices amounting to RM2.17 million. The ministry is nevertheless dedicated to improving enforcement despite resource constraints, including expanding the number of labor inspectors around the country.