We would also like to reiterate the Malaysian Bar’s call made on February 21 2011 , being the “call on Japanese authorities to launch immediate investigations into the authenticity of the allegations that Charles Hector has brought to light, and to act immediately to prevent the committing or continuation of any human rights abuses against migrant workers.”.
Sai Myint Thu, Secretary, Network for Democracy and Development
Vice Consul Mr. Takashi Kohama expressed his concern regarding the situation. He said that in cases where Thai workers have been dissatisfied with working conditions of Japanese companies in , they have protested outside the Japanese embassy in . Although these are cases between private companies and private workers, the embassy has tried to help a peaceful outcome to such situations. He asked for details regarding the contact made in Malaysia with the Japanese embassy and it was reported that the Bar Council of Malaysia was at that time in a meeting with the embassy. Vice Consul Mr. Takashi Kohama asked to be kept updated on the progress of the situation.
Jackie Pollock, Director
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