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Top Glove under fire in Malaysia over migrant worker rights

Labor rights groups call for an investigation into illegal overtime

Top Glove headquarters in Kuala Lumpur (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -- Malaysian labor rights groups have called for an investigation into the world's largest glove-maker, Top Glove, after cases were uncovered of migrant workers toiling for long hours and working illegal overtime to pay off huge debts.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed on Thursday that migrant workers at the Malaysian firm often work long hours to earn overtime pay, and in some cases exceed the limit of overtime hours allowed under national laws.

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