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Malaysia plans probe of Top Glove after US forced labor finding

Medical glove maker denies worker abuse but vows to improve operations

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian government is vowing to conduct its own probe of Top Glove, the world's largest manufacturer of latex gloves, after U.S. authorities announced the seizure of disposable gloves made by the company after a finding of forced labor in their production.

Malaysian Trade and Industry Minister Azmin Ali said Tuesday that the government will study findings by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which has discovered evidence of debt bondage, excessive overtime, abusive working and living conditions and seizure of identity documents in Top Glove's manufacturing process.

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