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Malaysia Considers Bill to Monitor Foreign Workers

Malaysia will soon introduce a foreign workers bill that proposes confining foreigners to their workplace under constant monitoring to prevent rising crime.

Home Minister Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said Sunday that the bill requires employers to provide accommodations at the workplace, and have systems to ensure that the workers "do not go astray."

Radzi told reporters that there would be some sort of procedure to allow the workers to leave their work premises.

On Saturday, Malaysia's police chief suggested that foreign workers be put under 24-hour surveillance to prevent crime.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.