77 held in mi­grant worker crack­down

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Au­thor­i­ties have raided a con­struc­tion site and de­tained 77 for­eign­ers as part of a fresh crack­down on il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion. Of­fi­cials said more than 3,100 for­eign­ers and 63 em­ploy­ers who al­legedly hired work­ers il­le­gally have been de­tained since a sweep be­gan on July 1. The crack­down is tar­get­ing mi­grants who come to Malaysia il­le­gally to work mostly low-wage jobs in the con­struc­tion, plan­ta­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­tries.

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