MALAYSIA: Police arrest twelve in plantation pay protest
Police in Kuala Lumpur arrested twelve people earlier today [Wednesday] from among hundreds of plantation workers protesting about their rates of pay. The workers are employed on Malaysia's oil palm plantations, and were demanding an increase in their poor pay in the form of a monthly wage, and better housing. Plantation owners have long insisted however that it would be too expensive to pay workers at anything other than the traditional day rate.
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