Malaysia’s labour laws need strengthening to tackle forced labour scourge
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Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior reporter

Canada’s decision this month to terminate two supply contracts with glove-maker Supermax Corp is the latest in a series of cancellations to hit Malaysian manufacturers accused of profiting from forced labour.

While Malaysia’s government has stepped up its enforcement efforts to tackle the issue, experts argue these efforts do not go far enough, and that the country’s labour laws need to be strengthened.