MTUC: Improve foreign workers' housing, Covid-19 testing insufficient

KUALA LUMPUR (May 26): The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) said today it fully supports Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr N Ganabaskaran's call on employers to improve the poor living conditions of foreign workers in the country and recognise the fact that merely testing their employees would be insufficient to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19.

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Singapore’s much praised Covid-19 circuit breaker response short circuits itself

KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Singapore, for months hailed at home and overseas as the “gold standard” for responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, on Friday moved to defuse escalating criticism over how it has handled a surge in infections within foreign worker dormitories that activists had earlier flagged as public health risks due to their cramped conditions, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported yesterday.

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