Joint Statement – Halt Hiring of Migrant Workers until Safety can be Ensured

We the undersigned civil society would like to express our condolences for the family and friends of Adelina Lisao and call for the Government of Malaysia to immediately implement the recommendations by the Migrant Workers Right to Redress Coalition by civil society on the protection of migrant workers.

The issue of domestic workers subjected to abuse by unconscionable and despicable employers have plagued Malaysia for the longest time. Prior to Adelina’s untimely demise, Malaysia has witnessed and heard incidences of severe abuse of domestic helpers from Indonesia and other neighbouring countries.

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