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.Read More
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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
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.Read More
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.Read More
TAIPING: The Government needs to enforce stricter conditions on the aspect of the labour force when approving new investments in the manufacturing sector, alongside work permits for the services sector, to stem the flood of foreign workers.Read More
PUTRAJAYA: The rehiring of illegals programme deadline has been revised from Dec 31 to June 30 due to the poor response from employers. The Home Ministry in a statement said the deadline has been shortened as employers were not responsive to the programme. “Based on our studies, although the programme has been implemented for almost a month with massive enforcement operations conduRead More
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) welcomes the government's decision to stop the recruitment of foreign workers.
“We see this development to be in line with the memorandum submitted by us last month to the Home Ministry and Human Resource Ministry. This decision should be enforced strictly and thoroughly to Read More
EXASPERATED by the poor response from illegal foreign workers and their employers to the government’s rehiring programme, the Immigration Department is pushing for errant employers to be caned, if they are caught and found guilty of harbouring and employing them. Its director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi said the poor response from the employers and their illegal foreign workers, evenRead More