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Gov't must answer for RM2.5b of migrant workers' money: Tenaganita

Alyaa Alhadjri

Ahead of the Dec 31 deadline for the Back For Good amnesty exercise, Tenaganita today said the government must be accountable for an estimated RM2.5 billion collected from undocumented migrant workers through its previous rehiring programme.

Tenaganita director Joseph Paul Maliamauv (above, second right) said in total there were approximately 700,000 undocumented migrants who had paid an average of RM5,000 each to three companies appointed by the government to carry out the rehiring programme from 2016 to 2018....

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