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Proposed migrant workers’ hostels a ‘time bomb’, says Amanah man

Free Malaysia Today, Malaysia, 31 May 2022 - A Pakatan Harapan (PH) assemblyman reiterated his objection to the proposed construction of three hostel complexes for 44,000 migrant workers in Teluk Kumbar and Sungai Batu, describing the project as a “ticking time bomb” that would create a lot of problems for the local communities.

Azrul Mahathir Aziz (PH-Bayan Lepas), in his debate on the motion of thanks for the governor’s address, said the tens of thousands of migrant workers that would stay in these hostels would cause a “demographic change” in Teluk Kumbar and Sungai Batu.

This, he said, would cause a lot of problems for the local populace.

“The people (of Teluk Kumbar and Sungai Batu) are worried about the social problems that would ensue such as safety issues, economic problems, religious problems, and facility sharing,” he said in the state assembly today.

“The most worrying part is the locals would feel confined and would feel like minorities in the middle of a ‘Bandaraya Antarabangsa Teluk Kumbar’ (Teluk Kumbar International City).

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Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/05/31/proposed-foreign-workers-hostels-a-time-bomb-says-amanah-man/

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