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Burmese migrant workers

This blog/article from the poverty matters blog ( published on The Guardian site ( is about migrant workers in Malaysia.

"They were not illegal, nor criminals, not protesting nor agitating. For 900 Malaysian ringgits (around $290) a month they had travelled, through a broker, to the southern Malaysian town of Johor. There to bend the metal, mould the bars and solder the nuts that will bolt together the terrific rise in Asia's economies.

However the 35 Burmese workers found that, after two months, instead of the promised amount, they were to receive 640 a month, with no overtime pay, as promised."


Above is an excerpt from the article "Burmese migrant workers: caught between a tyrant and a tiger"


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