SINGAPORE (Dec 24): Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp, which is listed on both the Singapore Exchange and Bursa Malaysia, has posted one of its best quarterly results to date. This comes in the wake of allegations that the world’s largest glove manufacturer was mistreating its foreign workers.

But the allegations have so far not translated into any detrimental and material impact on the company. Top Glove managing director Lee Kim Meow says the company is still receiving orders for its gloves. They include those from the healthcare and non-healthcare segments. The company has over 2,000 customers in more than 195 countries.

“So far, our customers — none of them have stopped dealing with us,” he says at its results briefing for 1QFY2019 ended Nov 30, via teleconference, on Dec 18. “In fact, it is very comforting to receive calls, emails and WhatsApp messages from customers saying that: ‘Hey, we are with you all the way. We know Top Glove for so long. You are a good company. We don’t believe what has been [allegedly] said against the company.’”

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