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Press releases | Journals | Research Studies


Press releases | Publications | Research Studies

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Download the full list of NSI’s media coverage on Migration and Peoples On The Move over the last 3 years.

Asean Forum ON MigraNT Labour (AFML)

NSI is the local NGO that contributes to the AFML, a critical platform for addressing the challenges and promoting the welfare of migrant workers within the ASEAN region. 

Migrant Workers Health Research Network

With Management and Science University (MSU) we organize the annual Migrant Workers Health Congress.

Reports, Journals & Publications

These are the publications we have contributed to over the years.

International Organisation for Migration

Assessment of Causes and Contributing Factors to Migrant Workers Becoming Undocumented in Malaysia

•  2023 •

Forced labour, and rights violations, is an entrenched problem in Malaysia

Malaysia | International Organization for Migration (

International Organisation for Migration

Accelerating Access to Remedy – Promising Practices to Enhance Access to Remedy for Migrant Workers in South East Asia

•  2023  •

Malaysia | International Organization for Migration (

Migrant Worker’s Right to Redress Coalition

Towards A Comprehensive National Policy on Labour Migration For Malaysia

• 2023  •

Coalition member organisation:

Persatuan Pusat Sahabat Wanita Selangor, North South Initiative, Tenaganita, Family Frontiers & SUARAM 

Malaysian Trade Unions Database – LLRC

Buku Panduan Hak Pekerja

•  2023•

The LLRC believes that an employee rights handbook that is easy for employees to understand is vital.

Ford Praxis & Global Change Center

Equity-oriented evaluation to transform the international cooperation industry 

•  2023  • 

A report summarizing the findings from the study “Landscape analysis to inform international evaluation in the service of equity,”

Institute for Human Rights & Business

Reflections on the Future of the Dhaka Principle 4

• 2022  •

IHRB is marking ten years of the Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity with guest commentaries from representatives of business, trade unions, civil society organisations, and the UN system that reflect on the continuing importance of each of the twelve individual Principles.

Lee Hwok Aun & Adrian Pereira

Can Malaysia End Forced Labour By 2023?

Issue 2  •  2023

Forced labour, and rights violations, is an entrenched problem in Malaysia

Nepal Journal of Epidemiology

Sudden Cardiac Death – Nepali

•  2019  • 

This paper reports on a consultation meeting that discussed two emerging health issues of Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia and the ways they can be addressed.

Bar Council Malaysia

A Quick Guide to Migrant Worker’s Rights

• 2021  •

This book is an updated version of Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice: Malaysia

Latest Press Releases

We call for a more inclusive and supportive environment for migrant workers and refugees in Malaysia

Rohingya Seeking Refuge, met with Detention, Mistreatment and Death

23 April 2022: The Migrant Workers Right to Redress Coalition is appalled by the series of incidents that occurred at the Sungai Bakap Temporary Detention Centre, Kedah on 20 April 2022. 528 Rohingya refugees out of 664 detainees, as was reported, included women and children, escaped from the detention centre using “their bare hands”.  

Government must address restrictions to civic freedoms of migrants and refugees

30 October 2019: A new report by CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and Solidarity Centre has found that migrant and refugees in Malaysia continue to face various barriers and restrictions in exercising their civic freedoms including their freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. 

Government must release findings of Independent Committee on Foreign Workers

15 March 2019: The Government must publish the findings of the Independent Committee on Foreign Workers and allow respective communities to discuss and debate its findings before any further major policy changes are made to the current rules, according to the Right to Redress Coalition (R2R).

North South Initiative

Budget Proposal 2024 to Ministry of Finance

12 October  •  2023  •

Proposed Budget Allocation 2024 from NGO
NORTH SOUTH INITIATIVE (NSI) related to the non-citizen population.

Labour Solidarity and Learning Resources Association

Memorandum to Minister of Human Resources

15 July  •  2022  •

LLRC urges the government to focus on improving workers’ freedom of association

Civicus & North South Initiative

Submission to UN Special Rapporteur

16 August  • 2019  •

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston on migrant workers in Malaysia.

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