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migrant workers

Inequality in Bolehland

Inequality in Bolehland

Will there be any improvements to the state of poverty and hardship for Malaysians and migrant workers? What are NGOs and government agencies doing to improve the quality of life for marginalised communities? Or will ...

The Hand That Feeds Us

The Hand That Feeds Us

Migrant workers are often trapped in an invisible dimension – in countries that need cheap labour, where employers demand for round-the-clock workers, where their individual identities are discarded, where sala ...

Humans of Kuala Lumpur

Humans of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, a regional mark of development and the epitome of a grueling rat race.  Many urban Malaysians and migrants live and work in the city. I feel the realm under my feet, this pulsing metropolis. The dark s ...

Kuala Lumpur, the Tilt of the Social Landscape

Kuala Lumpur, the Tilt of the Social Landscape

Photos taken in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. This modern city is popularly known for its Petronas Twin Towers, shopping malls, rich food culture and the educated inhabitants. Yet, often forgotten, the back ...

Housing: Paying Your Dues

Housing: Paying Your Dues

Migrant workers toil in obscurity, in poverty and hardship, living in bleak stuffy containers or under a rusted zinc roof, just so that Malaysians could own a house in comfort.   ...

A Rohingya in Bangkok: Driven, Determined

A Rohingya in Bangkok: Driven, Determined

Mohamed Saibal works with his colleague and friend by the busy roadside, both shy men are from one of the most oppressed community in the region. Saibal is a Rohingya, working in the heart of Thailand, patiently sell ...

Flood Report: Migrant Workers Stranded & Abandoned By Corporations

Flood Report: Migrant Workers Stranded & Abandoned By Corporations

Bangkok's migrant population is at risk. Many abandoned by their multi-national employers to fend for themselves. The corporations make money, and when things go against them, they flee to safety leaving their worke ...