FGV refutes allegation its workers’ health not guaranteed

FGV has formed a subsidiary to manage and operate the facility.

FGV has formed a subsidiary to manage and operate the facility.

KUALA LUMPUR – Dec 18, 2015: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) has denied an allegation that the health guarantee letters issued to its foreign workers had been blacklisted.

In an official statement issued today, FGV expressed its dismay over the fabricated allegation which had been circulated in the social media since Dec 15 .

The allegation had claimed that the letters of guarantee, issued by MediExpress, had been blacklisted while those issued and that those issued to foreign workers by Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd (FPISB), Felda Global Ventures Plantations (Malaysia) (FGVPM), Felda Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd (FASSB) had not been sanctioned by the Health Ministry .

FGV while refuting the allegation stressed that it is committed in safeguarding its workers’ welfare.

The group had also stressed that the matter had been thoroughly checked by its human resources department and it had been confirmed by the Health Ministry, Insurans Takaful Ikhlas and MediExpress that the letters of guarantee had not been suspended or blacklisted.

FGV, which is the world’s largest crude palm oil (CPO) producing company and second largest Malaysian palm oil refiner, had more than 19,000 people working for the group of its subsidiaries, as well as its joint-venture companies and associates.

Earlier in Aug 30, FGV had refuted an allegation of abuses involving its migrant workers. The group since then reiterated that it is in line with its policy to provide medical aids to all of its workers.

This include clinics built in its estates, along with the compensation for injuries sustained while the workers were carry out their duties.

FGV also urged all quarters to avoid from exploiting the issue.

Those who need further clarification on the matter can get in touch with FGV corporate communications team at [email protected] should any concerns arise.



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