Kuala Lumpur — Migrant workers can now rate their recruiters and warn others of potential abuses on a global portal aimed at stamping out modern slavery that mirrors reviews on the travel website TripAdvisor. From domestic workers to construction labourers, about 25-million people were trapped in forced labour in 2016, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the charity Walk Free Foundation. Desperate to escape poverty at home, many migrant workers pay fees to recruitment agencies to secure a job abroad, but campaigners say they can end up trapped in bonded labour. Recruitment Advisor, was launched in April in four languages, and allows migrant workers to review their experiences in a bid to help others avoid unscrupulous recruiters. "One can choose a recruitment agency with good ratings," said Ira Rachmawati from the Brussels-based International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which runs the portal. "We want to promote fair recruitment. If the agency is doing...

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