Desperate workers risk death at sea for jobs in Malaysia

Kompas Daily & Malaysiakini

Modified 10 Mar 2021, 3:20 am

The tangled mess snaring Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia resulted from long-standing issues identified from their home towns even before starting their, at times, perilous journey.

Unscrupulous recruiters targeted the many pockets of impoverished areas, sweet-talking candidates into believing their false promises of lucrative job offers abroad.

Some were lucky to land well-paying jobs under good working conditions, while others found themselves being exploited...

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