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Malaysia’s migrant money trail

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Aljazeera’s 101 East investigates the powerful forces making money off the recruitment of vulnerable workers.

Desperate for work, millions of migrants flood into Malaysia. They do the jobs no one wants to do while creating vast profits for those who bring them in.

It is estimated there are up to four million illegal foreign workers in Malaysia.

Some were trafficked. Others overstayed their visas to pay off their debts to employment agents.

Importing labour is a business rife with corruption. While a select few get rich, many workers are trapped in crippling debt, left to live in fear and uncertainty.

Originally uploaded to Aliran website on 26 July 2017

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