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An audit gave the all-clear. Others alleged slavery

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By A. Ananthalakshmi, Liz Lee and Mei Mei Chu KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – In December 2020, with coronavirus infections spreading rapidly across factories and workers’ dormitories in Malaysia, officials raided latex glove maker Brightway Holdings near Kuala Lumpur. They said they found workers living in shipping containers, under conditions so squalid that human resources minister M. Saravanan later likened them to “modern slavery.” Nineteen months earlier, inspectors from a social-auditing firm – private contractors that help companies monitor environmental, social and other ethical standards in…

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