Glove factory escapes shutdown with RM1,000 compound after raid

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Glove factory escapes shutdown with RM1,000 compound after raid
Glove factory escapes shutdown with RM1,000 compound after raid

A rubber glove factory in Klang that was raided yesterday escaped shutdown and was instead fined RM1,000.

According to The Star, the fine was for failing to comply with Covid-19 preventive measures and providing seemingly poor living conditions for workers.

The raid was carried out by the Labour Department, Klang Municipal Council and the Klang District health office.

Sources claimed that the factory management had been tipped off about the raid by "government insiders", leading to an overnight clean-up of the workers' dorms.

However, a spokesperson for the company denied this.

The spokesperson said while there was room for improvement with the dormitories, the workers did not complain.

Klang District health officer Ili Syazwani Mohd Mashudi had said the health office found several violations including a lack of regular sanitisation and flouting of social distancing.

Human Resources Ministry deputy director-general (operations) Mohd Asri Abdul Sahab also said that some of the living arrangements, such as triple-decker beds, could be dangerous to workers.