Foreign workers struggle in Malaysia

Some of the 4 million foreign workers in the country barely earn enough to pay back debts to employment agents.

    Malaysia is home to millions of undocumented foreign workers mainly from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal, with many paying agents more than a $1,000 to come to the country.

    When they arrive, they find that the jobs they were expecting are unstable and are often left with no way of making a living.

    The situation for some migrants is so bad that Nepal's ambassador fears many of the unemployed men in Malaysia's capital will turn to crime to survive.

    Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports from Kuala Lumpur.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    What happens when the US government shuts down?

    The US government has shut down. What happens next?

    US federal government begins partial shutdown after Senate blocks short-term spending bill. What happens next?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?