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Reducing reliance on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 358 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The freeze on the hiring of foreign workers from February reveals how reliant Malaysia’s economy is on low-wage labour for growth.


A rough calculation by Malaysian Palm Oil Association chief executive Datuk Makhdzir Mardan showed that in 2013, when the plantation industry had a shortage of 23,500 workers, th Read More

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DPM: Gov’t open to proposal on lifting foreign worker freeze

Posted by jaypee 361 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the government will announce in due course its decision on whether the recruitment of foreign workers will remain suspended or be lifted.

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More than 40,000 illegal immigrants deported under 3+1 programme

Posted by jaypee 362 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: More than 40,000 illegal immigrants have been deported to their home countries under the 3+1 programme, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pix).


Of the number deported, he told the Dewan Negara that almost 20,000 immigrants were from Indonesia followed by among others Myanmar (4,900), Bangladesh (3,900), India (2,700), and Ne Read More

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Kathmandu Post- Labour shortage hits Malaysia after ban on new foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 367 days ago Malaysia
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Apr 23, 2016- Malaysian industry is facing a severe shortage of manpower two months after implementing a decision to suspend the recruitment of new foreign workers.


Many factories are short of workers and their business development has been hampered. Worried employers have urged the government to revoke its decision to stop hiring foreign workers as the labour shortage has put Read More

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FMM: 84% of manufacturers face manpower shortage

Posted by jaypee 370 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Factory owner Datuk Syed Mohammed Izhaar Mohammed Sebirm needs 125 foreign workers to meet the demand of his textile factory, but has so far only managed to get 20.

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Groups against hiring of foreign workers now want them

Posted by jaypee 370 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: The government is drawing up a systematic method to facilitate the hiring of foreign workers under the rehiring programme, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Wee Ka Siong.


He said the government had received complaints from trade associations facing problems of a shortage of workers after the freeze on the intake of foreign workers since February foll Read More

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Foreign-worker freeze bad for business

Posted by jaypee 371 days ago Malaysia
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COFFEESHOP owners are urging the government to reconsider its decision to freeze the intake of foreign workers.


 


They claim that the service sector will be badly affected by the temporary ban, as at least half the legal foreign workers in their employment will be sent back home with no replacements.

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Foreign workers needed for M’sia to stay top medical glove producer

Posted by jaypee 388 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) is pleading for the lifting of foreign worker intake freeze, saying that the industry needs to keep on growing if the country wants to stay as the number one maker of medical and surgical gloves globally.

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