DoL reveals $5M fund to combat forced and child labour in Malaysia
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Palm oil plantation in Klias, Beaufort Sabah, Malaysia

The US Department of Labor has made $5m available in grant funding to combat forced and child labour abuses in Malaysia’s palm oil and garment industries.

The announcement follows the downgrading of the Southeast Asia nation to the lowest tier in the US State Department’s annual report on human trafficking released on 2 July.