PUTRAJAYA | Top Glove is expected to face charges under the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446), the Human Resources Ministry said today.

Labour Department director-general Asri Ab Rahman said 63 charges involving a number of companies and employers including Top Glove, have been referred to the deputy public prosecutor’s office for further action.

A total 21 investigation papers have been opened with 19 of it involving six groups of companies under Top Glove.

He said among the issues found as per checks since Nov 26 included staff dormitories which were congested with no proper ventilation.

“We have submitted the papers and will wait for the next course of action,” he said without revealing the number of charges to be faced by the company, in a press conference today.

A total 28 Top Glove Corporation Bhd factories in Klang have been temporarily shut to conduct Covid-19 screening and quarantine.

The move was taken following steady increase in positive cases reported among the workers.

The worker dormitories have been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) since Nov 17.