Sunday, 15 August 2010

Worker's death sparks Malaysia protest

SOME 5,000 foreign workers at an electronics factory in the Tebrau Industrial area in Malaysia staged an angry protest on Sunday following the death of a colleague.

Reports asiaone news: "During the seven-hour stand-off, which started at 7am near the workers' quarters, the workers from Nepal, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh turned violent and threw chairs and rubbish in protest.

"They claimed the worker died because of their employer's delay in sending him to the hospital."