'Gov't will raid and legalise illegal workers in Forest City'
The government will raid the Forest City project in Johor, which hired illegal migrant workers from China, and also look into the possibility of legalising them.
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed said his ministry will consider legalising these immigrant workers, while Immigration Department director-general Mustafar Ali said immigration officers will raid Forest City.
This follows Malaysiakini's special report on illegal Chinese migrant workers, hundreds of whom were forced to return home after finding out they might not receive payment from subcontractors of the Forest City project. These workers originally arrived in Malaysia under tourist visas...
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