Malaysia will charge Dyson supplier ATA IMS Bhd ATAI.KL following complaints received by the labour department, a minister said, after forced labour allegations emerged against the manufacturer.
Dyson told Reuters last week it was cutting ties with ATA in six months following an audit of the Malaysian company’s labour practices and allegations by a whistleblower.
ATA, which gets 80% of its revenue from the home appliance maker, reiterated this week it took the accusations seriously and that findings from a labour audit were inconclusive. It has previously denied the forced labour allegations.
Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan told parliament the ministry, through the labour department, had taken action and opened investigation papers into ATA previously after receiving complaints.