3 Malaysian employers charged for hiring illegal workers
Police in Malaysia's Kuala Terengganu city have submitted charge sheet against three local employers for hiring workers violating work permit rules.
Malaysia Immigration Police also detained 11 migrant workers and sent them Ajil Detention Camp, according to a report published in
Sinar Harian, a Malay language daily newspaper.
Investigating some construction projects, it was found that three employers are breaching the work permit rules.
Later, they were charged under the section no 55 (B) of the country's Immigration Act 1959/73.
Ungku Joha Ungku Mohamad, head of Malaysia's Kuala Terengganu Immigration Department, said if the charge brought against them are found true, each of them would face a fine of between 10,000-50,000 ringgit, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.
The validity of work permit of 106 migrant workers, including 19 local workers, 63 Myanmar, 11 Bangladeshi, 12 Indonesia and a Cambodia, have been checked during the integrated operation.