May 6, 2009: The Malaysia office of the Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA) reports that workers in Sungai Petani are back on the job and receiving pay regularly.
According to reports, Vietnamese guest laborers had been physically assaulted by their employers and restricted from working. Furthermore, they had no work and could not return home because their employer was holding their passports.
The CAMSA team is keeping an open line of communication to monitor the situation.
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