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Dilemma of a bloated foreign workforce

Posted by jaypee 422 days ago Malaysia
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NO ONE can tell for sure how many migrant workers there are in this country. Even the authorities and individual officials offer their own numbers, not so much because they have something to hide from the public but simply because no one knows exactly how many.


According to the Human Resour­ces Ministry, there are some 2.1 million registered migrant workers &ndas Read More


Malaysia gov’t should ease foreign workers’ recruitment: Minister

Posted by jaypee 428 days ago Malaysia
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The Malaysian government should ensure easy access for its business operators to hire foreign workers before they are punished for hiring illegals, said a minister today.

Dr Wee Ka Siong, who is a minister in the Prime Minister’s department made the comment following the Malaysian Immigration Department’s announcement last Tuesday that it would freeze assets and bank ac Read More


Firms hiring illegals will have assets, bank accounts frozen beginning Oct

Posted by jaypee 430 days ago Malaysia
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SEPANG: Companies in industrial sectors found to be employing and protecting illegal foreign workers could have their assets frozen beginning October. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the department viewed the practice as a serious offence, as the number of illegal workers in the country has been a growing concern. He said there were current laws under the depart

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MAICCI wants Govt to review foreign worker policy

Posted by jaypee 452 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) wants the Government to review the policy on foreign workers.


Its president Tan Sri K. Kenneth Eswaran (pic) said the current policy has made it difficult for employers to hire workers qualified for jobs they want filled.

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434 illegal workers, restaurant owner arrested

Posted by jaypee 454 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A total of 434 illegal workers as well as with the owner of a popular restaurant were arrested in an operation on Friday night.


Personnel from various enforcement agencies, including Kuala Lumpur police and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), were mobilised at various strategic areas in the city, including at key locations in Jalan Alor, Jalan Cangkat an Read More


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

Posted by jaypee 458 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


Malaysia’s new labor law affects hiring of Filipino maids

Posted by jaypee 458 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


MTUC: Putrajaya must have clear policy on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 464 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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