I WOULD like to thank the Labour Department for giving an elaborate explanation with regard to protection of migrant workers. It really showed their concern for their welfare.
However, these elaborate explanations have failed to address the issue faced by honest employers who have paid huge sums of money only to end up with the migrant workers not keeping their part of the bargain by running away from their employers or requesting to be sent back home without realising their employers have paid $2,900 to bring them here.
Our complaints are not against the noble intention of the Labour Department to protect these migrant workers.
But we, employers, feel cheated when only the rights of migrant workers are addressed.
We fork out $2,900 to bring a migrant worker and if she is a problematic person we are left with no option but to send the worker back and forego the money.
We, too, have our rights and who is going to address them?