PORT KLANG: The Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) broke into a rubber glove factory hostel yesterday to enforce the Workers’ Minimum Standards for Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446).
Deputy Director General (Operations) Mohd Asri Abdul Wahab said they broke into a dormitory that was built in a former warehouse that was renovated but did not have a certificate of residence as a place to live.
He said during the inspection it was found that the workers were equipped with three bunk beds so they had to use the stairs to get to their beds.
“Due to safety factors, this situation is very dangerous.
“(And) almost all beds are without mattresses and (there is) a high probability that even blankets will be bought by the workers themselves,” he told reporters after participating in the attack.
The Klang District occupational health and safety office was also involved in the 10am attack.
Mohd Asri said that the employer appears to have made efforts to comply with Act 446 by maintaining cleanliness, such as providing trash cans, etc. – but there are many other legislative issues that need to be addressed to ensure comfortable accommodation. Becomes.
Therefore, companies are required to comply with the provisions stipulated in Act 446 by providing comfortable accommodation for employees for their welfare and safety.
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