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42 foreigners arrested in Malaysia riot

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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian police arrested 42 men after a riot by up to 1,000 mostly Nepalese workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics-export factory, highlighting accusations of poor conditions for many of the estimated four million foreign workers in the Southeast Asian country. 

The riot broke out in the southern industrial hub of Johor state on Tuesday at a factory run by JCY International , a Malaysian firm that makes parts for electronic giants including Samsung, Hitachi and Western Digital.

A 300-tonne concrete span on the ground after its collapsed at an elevated railway worksite in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early Aug 19. Three construction workers from Bangladesh died during the incidents, highlighting poor working conditions for foreign workers in Malaysia. The same concerns sparked Wednesday riot by Nepalese workers in Johor. (EPA photo)

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