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My employer has taken my passport and is refusing to give it back to me even after I demanded it, citing that it is “a company policy” or that it is detained for “safeguarding” purposes, how should I react in such a case?

Please note that holding an employee's identification documents is illegal. In such event, a case should be reported to police station and LMRA's Expat Protection Centre for further assistance.

Last Update: Tuesday 11 October 2022