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Non-Muslim hiring rule angers M’sian maid agencies | TODAYonline

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian maid agencies and employers are up in arms after the enforcement of a directive by the Immigration Department which barred them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers.


Malaysian Maid Employers Association (MAMA) president Mr Engku Ahmad Fauzi said over the weekend (Aug 13-14) the rule would heavily limit the candidates that Muslim families may hire. Read More

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Malaysia’s new labor law affects hiring of Filipino maids

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Maid agencies in Malaysia are shocked by the latest directives of the country’s Immigration De­­part­­ment barring them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers; among them Filipino maids.


Employers have questioned the rationale behind the policy, which department officials said was not new, as they were worried that they may not get any maids at Read More

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MTUC: Putrajaya must have clear policy on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The absence of a clear policy on foreign workers is not good for Malaysia’s image and reputation both in the domestic and international arena, MTUC Secretary-General N Gopal Kishnam has cautioned in a statement. “The government must have a clear policy to avoid confusion among all parties involved.”

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Not true foreign workers given priority

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman would like to see more Sabahan youths applying for the training programs provided by Petronas so that they can fill in the vacancies in the state’s oil and gas sector.


Musa said Petronas is committed to providing training and employing Sabahans in its SAMUR and SOGIP projects in the state.


“But I am disappointed Read More

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Foreign workers still coming in despite hiring freeze

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Companies are still bringing in foreign workers despite the freeze on the hiring of foreign manpower in February this year.


The confusion on the matter is due to unclear and conflicting statements from the authorities concerned, The Star reported

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Malaysia halts foreign worker intake

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Malaysia
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The Malaysian government is keeping the number of foreign workers just under its 15% limit.


The total number of registered foreign workers currently stands at an estimated 2.1 million, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Mattalib, at the Skill Development Fund Corporation Hari Raya open house press conference.


This makes up 14% of the total active workfo Read More

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Malaysia maintains cap on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR - The number of documented foreign workers remains under control at an estimated 2.1 million from a total of 14 million active workforce, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib.


He said they would maintain the number of legal foreign workers below the 15 per cent limit, which is currently at 1 per cent away from the government's cap.


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Foreign workers now 14% of total national workforce

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is just one percent away from reaching Putrajaya’s foreign worker limit of 15% out of the total national workforce.


Deputy Human Resources Minister Ismail Abdul Muttalib said the current percentage of documented foreign workers stands at 14% (about two million) out of the 14 million workforce in the country.


“We hope more employers will hi Read More