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Submission + - Malaysia mull compulsory registration of tech work (wordpress.com) 1

Viceice writes: Hot on the heels of recently passed legislation further restricting Freedom of Assembly, the National Front led Malaysian Government is now working to make the registration of all Tech workers mandatory, making it an offence punishable by a stiff fine and jail for anyone to plan, deploy, service and maintain any computing system without a license.

A leaked draft of the legislation has ignited a backlash among the IT community, which fear the law, when passed, will be devastating to the tech industry in Malaysia.

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Submission + - Western Digital Holding Migrant Workers Ransom (malaysiakini.com) 3

Viceice writes: Malaysian news portal Malaysiakini reports (warning, paywall) that Hard Drive maker Western Digital is resorting to tactics such as holding passports ransom, non application of work permits and bribing immigration officials to keep their underpaid migrant workforce at its manufacturing facility in Malaysia.

(I can't find a non paywall version of the article, but will repost in comments if this gets posted. Non pay wall link is here: http://shared.malaysiakini.com/l/6ju/165573 but it's only good for 10 non registered visitors)

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