Datuk Seri M Saravanan — Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan will share Malaysia’s good practices in combating forced labor during his working visit to Washington DC, in conjunction with the visit of the Prime Minister to attend the special U.S.-ASEAN summit from May 10-13.

In a statement here today, Saravanan said he would also explore opportunities for bilateral cooperation with the United States government as part of efforts to ensure Malaysian businesses and products are free from forced labor practices. in their supply chains.

“During my visit, I will continue the agenda of the Forced Labor Initiative following my recent trip to Geneva and London to deposit the ratification of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Protocol 29 on Labor forced and discuss with the United Kingdom on the same issue.

“As such, I have to meet with the relevant departments in the United States, namely the United States Department of Labor and United States Customs and Border Protection, including a session with the Responsible Business Alliance,” he said. declared. — Bernama