Monday, 3 July 2017

Exceptional people: Foreign Worker Ambassador

Mr Veluchamy Muniapparaj, an operations executive at a workers' dormitory, flanked by Mr Munusamy Sugumar (far left) and Mr Vadivel Sakthivel, whom he had advised on how to recover their unpaid wages.ST PHOTO

Mr Veluchamy Muniapparaj signed up to be a volunteer with MOM's Foreign Worker Ambassador programme to help other migrant workers in wage disputes after he himself did not receive his wages from the company he worked for.

Last night, the 31-year-old Indian national received the Star Ambassador Award at the MOM's first appreciation dinner for its Foreign Worker Ambassadors at the MOM Services Centre in Bendemeer.

The ambassadors, he said, can help newly arrived foreign workers ease into life here, and advise fellow workers on what they can do when they face employment-related problems.

Mr Muniapparaj has recently started taking Mandarin classes to help Chinese workers with employment-related issues.


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