Flanders, S., and Nungsari M., 2018. In Collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency in Malaysia. A Comprehensive Study of Rohingya Construction Workers in Peninsular Malaysia and Recommendations for a Future Work Pilot Program.

Melati Nungsari | ASB Faculty | Research Paper

Discpline: Economics

The is a comprehensive report based on qualitative and quantitative data from 288 Rohingya construction workers in Peninsular Malaysia, collected from May to August 2018. This report covers all aspects of refugee life and work in the construction industry – this includes data and ethnography on the demographics, language, family structure, and finances of these workers. It also describes the nature of construction work in Malaysia, and how the Rohingya work in this field. This includes career progression and specialization, income, hours of work, and job amenities. We focus on construction as it is the most common profession for Rohingya workers.