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Klang glove maker’s RM1,000 fine doesn’t fit the crime, Maria Chin says

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Klang glove maker’s RM1,000 fine doesn’t fit the crime, Maria Chin says
Klang, Malaysia – The RM1,000 fine issued to a glove maker in Klang for failing to abide by Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) was just a slap on the wrist, Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah has said today.

In a statement, she said the fine for violators is to deter others from breaking the rules. It also should be same tier in keeping with the degree of violation, which may well be up to RM10,000.

Too light punishment

“It is shocking that the authorities could only penalize the Port Klang glove factory. With a meagre RM1000 for violating the SOPs,” Maria said during a statement.“Fining of other ordinary citizens can to be up to RM8,000. It’s also more worrying to learn of corporates, no matter their sizes, violating the SOPs and have little regard for its workers’ health and safety conditions.”Yesterday, The Star reported that a glove manufacturer in Port Klang wasn’t only fined just RM1,000. They also escaped a shutdown order, despite failing to to abide by the SOPs and providing poor living conditions for its employees.

“For sure, there’s now an urgent have to have a more vigilant and effective monitoring mechanism to confirm corporates’. Adherence to SOPs for his or her workers,” added Maria.

“We must implement this immediately, especially with rising Covid-19 cases.”

She added that the outbreak in various glove companies must be a stern lesson for businesses. For them to better place their support their employees and drive sustainable business performance.

We now have the chance to rebuild a more equitable, inclusive workplace and healthy workers. Which will strengthen corporate organizations far beyond Covid-19,” she said.

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