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Coronavirus: Malaysia’s law delay on improving migrant worker housing criticised

Malaysia’s delay in enforcing a law meant to improve the quality of migrant worker lodgings could potentially worsen the spread of the coronavirus, rights groups say, as the country records a surge of coronavirus infections at construction sites and immigration depots.The government was supposed to begin enforcing amendments to the Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act in June, but this has been put off for three months to “give space to employers to make necessary preparations”, said…

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