Govt's hardline migrant stance partly to blame for Covid-19 surge - NGO

13 Jan 2021, 2:23 tengahari

Updated a year ago


Human Rights Watch (HRW) deputy Asia director Phil Robertson took the Perikatan Nasional government to task for what he claimed as the ruling coalition's missteps which had resulted in a sharp rise of Covid-19 cases before the declaration of emergency.

Robertson said the Malaysian government's failure when it came to migrant workers' health is among the reasons why the country is in such a dire situation now.

"The Malaysian government made an early mistake, you know. Originally, the government encouraged the migrant workers (to come forward) to be tested...

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