malaymail.com 28 Apr, 2021 03:15 am

Report: Labour Dept to probe claims of unpaid wages by foreign worker who killed self

Report: Labour Dept to probe claims of unpaid wages by foreign worker who killed self
KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — The Labour Department will investigate a deceased foreign worker’s allegation before committing suicide that his employer did not pay his salary for the past five months, an officer said. Malaysiakini reported today that the unnamed officer at the department said it is...

Home Malaysia Report: Labour Dept to probe claims of unpaid wages by foreign worker who killed self KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — The Labour Department will investigate a deceased foreign worker’s allegation before committing suicide that his employer did not pay his salary for the past five months, an officer said.Prior to his death, Shahzad had posted a video of himself on social media saying he could not take the burden caused by his unpaid wages.However, the employer reportedly declined to comment on claims that Shahzan’s death was brought about by the disappointment he felt due to unpaid wages.Malaysiakini reported today that the unnamed officer at the department said it is investigating the case of the worker — reportedly a Pakistani man named Shahzad Ahmed — under the Employment Act 1955.

On Monday, Malaysiakini reported that Shahzad was found dead at Jalan Ampang on April 17 of apparent suicide.Malaysiakini also reported that the Pakistani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said that Shahzad's remains would be sent back on April 30 and confirmed that his employer would be bearing the costs.

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