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‘SPM graduates can replace foreign workers’

Posted by jaypee 162 days ago Malaysia
http://www.theborneopost.com —

KOTA KINABALU: The government has been urged to provide training to Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers to address the dependency on foreign workers in Sabah.


Association of Sabah Institution of Higher Learning chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Wong Khen Thau said the association had conducted a study and found that less than 20,000 of around 40,000 SPM graduates every year in Sabah Read More

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World Bank: Foreign workers help Malaysians, country scale economic ladder

Posted by jaypee 164 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaymailonline.com —

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 ― Oft-maligned, untrained foreign workers help create demand for skilled Malaysian employees and contribute to the country’s economic growth, according to a World Bank report.

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Employers of foreign workers need to sign liability provision letter to avoid exploitation

Posted by jaypee 176 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning from January 2016, employers employing foreign migrants will have to sign a strict liability provision letter to take responsibility of their workers.


This comes in the wake of some errant employers exploiting their migrant workers, not paying them the minimum wage, not looking into their welfare and not even providing them with proper acco Read More

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HR ministry conducts study to determine numbers of foreign workers needed

Posted by jaypee 183 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resources Ministry is carrying out a study to determine the actual percentage of foreign workforce needed by Malaysia, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

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85% of KL businesses rely on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 187 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

IF Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) goes ahead with its plan to prohibit foreign workers from helping to man stalls in Kuala Lumpur, the move will disrupt many businesses and affect the city’s economy, warned an economist.

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Southeast Asia Should Join Migration Debates – Russian PM

Posted by jaypee 190 days ago Malaysia
http://sputniknews.com — Illegal migration is a relevant issue for Asia and discussing the issue would be useful within the framework of the ASEAN Summit, said Russian prime minister.


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TPPA labour chapter favours foreigners too much, say employer groups

Posted by jaypee 196 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com —

The agreement among 12 countries contains a chapter on labour aimed at Malaysia’s track record with human trafficking, which at one point nearly jeopardised its joining the trade pact until an upgrade in 2014.

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Malaysia’s Chinese Diaspora: The Other Side of the Story

Posted by jaypee 203 days ago Malaysia
http://thediplomat.com —

The fact that race relations in Malaysia aren’t in the best shape is old news. With the Chinese and Indian diasporas respectively making up 23 and 7 percent of the population, it’s difficult to talk about Malaysian politics without mentioning either group. But while it certainly hasn’t been smooth sailing for the Indian-Malay relationship, issues to do with the Chinese d

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