As Typhoid Spreads, Malaysia’s Health Ministry Highlights Living Conditions for Foreign Workers

22 Oct 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

After two more cases of typhoid were reported in Kuala Lumpur this week, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam warned that poor conditions at foreign workers’ quarters in the area posed a threat to public health.He called on the Human Resource Ministry and the local authorities to step up enforcement of regulations on these living quarters, or “kongsi,” particularly at construction sites.“At the kongsi, as many as 20 foreign workers live in one room, sharing everything, the sanitation system is inadequate, and the unclean water supplied is used for their daily needs,” official news agency Bernama quoted him as saying...

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