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As at Sept 30, Malaysia had 1.85 mil legal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): The number of legally certified foreign workers in Malaysia amounted to 1.85 million as at Sept 30 this year, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.


In a Parliamentary written reply to Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng, the Ministry said these were the workers that hold the foreign worker permit (PLKS) issued by the Malaysia Immigration Department Read More

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Zahid: Two million foreign workers hold temporary working permits

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Almost two million foreign workers are holding valid temporary working permits in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said a total of 1,854,684 foreign workers were holding the Temporary Employment Pass (PLKS) issued by the Immigration Department as of Sept this year.


"The highest number is from Indones Read More

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Civic groups urge Asean to strengthen labour rights | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Industry players incurred losses over RM7.7 billion following the government’s freeze on the intake of foreign workers in February this year.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told the Dewan Rakyat today that the local furniture industry had incurred losses over RM6.7 billion and the plantation industry losses of over RM1 billi Read More

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Immigration to name, shame employers over illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: After announcing measures to seize assets of employers who hire illegal workers, the Immigration Department says it will also name and shame such errant business owners.


This was the message from Immigration Director-General Mustafar Ali during a dialogue session with service industry personnel and employers yesterday, TheSun reported.


In taking the hardline Read More

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Malaysia deports 78 Indonesian workers - National - The Jakarta Post

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia deported 78 Indonesian workers via the Entikong border in Sanggau regency, West Kalimantan, on Saturday.


“The 78 migrant workers arrived in Entikong on Friday at around 4 p.m. from the Indonesian Consulate General in Kuching, Malaysia,” Entikong Police chief Adj. Comr. Kartyana said on Saturday as quoted by Antara news agency.


He said the migrant workers Read More

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'40% of foreign workers undocumented' | The Daily Star

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Malaysia
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An estimated 40% of the foreign labour workforce in Malaysia is undocumented, hampering government efforts to reduce dependence on foreign workers by 2020.


Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem said the government had targeted to cap the percentage of foreign labour in Malaysia at 15% of the total workforce when it became a developed nation.


“Although we do Read More

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MCA to highlight farms' dire need for foreign workers to PM

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: MCA will highlight the plight of farmers, whose businesses are suffering due to a shortage of foreign workers, to the Prime Minister, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).


 


The MCA deputy president said he and party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai would bring the matter to the attention of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Cabinet meeting Read More

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Rising number of foreign workers in Malaysia - a worrying statistic:

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Malaysia
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The Star/Asia News Network - We have a love-hate relationship with foreign workers. Malaysians complain endlessly about the increasing presence of foreigners and by that, we mean unskilled foreign workers. But we are also the first to raise the white flag shortly after a freeze is imposed on these workers.


Following loud protests from employers recently, the Cabinet gave in a Read More