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U-turn on foreign worker policy problematic for employers, MEF says

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — Putrajaya’s unexpected decision to suspend the recruitment of foreign workers here could pose problems for firms that have already obtained approvals for such hires, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said.


MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said companies that are in the middle of the recruitment process would stand to lose out Read More

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MTUC wants RCI on foreign worker issue

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress has hailed the Government’s decision to freeze the intake of foreign workers, but it still wants investigations into the widespread problem of illegal foreign workers.


Its secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam said it is the right decision to suspend the intake but the Government shou Read More

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Malaysia downplays foreign worker controversy

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia insists it is not bringing in 1.5 million Bangladeshi foreign workers into the country amid a backlash over the purported move. 


Human Resources Minister Richard Riot held a press conference on Friday (Feb 19) to clarify the issue.

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Deputy IGP: Locals, not migrant workers, are major perpetrators of crime

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Though the influx of Bangladeshi workers may increase crime rates, the major perpetrators of crime are still locals, said Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim (pic).

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Migrant group in M’sia fears for foreign workers’ safety after claims of ‘linked terrorism, rape’

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — Claims by local NGOs that the intake of 1.5 million Bangladeshis into the country would open the floodgates to terrorism and rape could lead to sporadic violence against foreign workers here, the Migrant Working Group (MWG) cautioned.


Its executive director Sumitra V said the statement made by the president of Pertubuhan Rapat Malaysia (Rapat) was clearly &ldq Read More

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Rehiring costs RM1,200

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The online registration of illegal foreign workers, which begins today, will require employers to pay RM1,200 as registration and administrative charges for each worker.


The cost does not include fines for immigration offences, levy, visa, processing fee and foreign worker work permits.


In total, employers will pay between RM1,395 and RM3,485 for each worker. Read More

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Foreign worker policy marred by inconsistent flip-flops – S. Ramkrishnan

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago Malaysia
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The government’s attempt to bring another 1.5 million unskilled Bangladeshi workers has riled up many sections of Malaysians in disbelieve and disapproval.


In November 2014, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot revealed that there were some 6.7 million foreign workers in Malaysia. Out of that number, only 2.1 million possessed valid work permits and were register Read More

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Rehiring programmme for illegal foreign workers begins tomorrow

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The 'Rehiring Programme' involving illegal foreign workers will be implemented online from tomorrow until Dec 31. The Home Ministry in a statement today said the programme, aimed at giving an opportunity to foreigners working illegally in the country, and involving the issuance of valid work permits to meet labour demands in specific sectors, would be done after a tight scr

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