KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-five women of various nationalities, believed to be victims of human trafficking, were rescued by the police during raids conducted at three massage centres at Platinum Walk, Setapak here last Thursday.Read More
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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
KUALA LUMPUR: Agents and employers can now pay the health examination fees of foreign workers through the Pos Online portal managed by Pos Malaysia.
Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Hatar Ismail said today the facility was an alternative to other payment methods such as bank draft, cheque and postal Read More
KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian government’s policy of allowing foreign workers is a form of subsidy for businesses that will otherwise have to pay double or more to hire locals to do the same job, said Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
“For example, let’s say for the same sector and same job, an employer would have to pay RM3,000 (S$1,015)a month to a Read More
Malaysia's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) want the government to simplify its rehiring programme for foreign workers without permits, reports the Bernama.
Michael Kang Hua Keong, national president of the SME Association of Malaysia, notes that 2016 will be a challenging year for SMEs as the global economy is facing another downturn. The full implementation of the T Read More
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's large population of foreign workers has, in general, created more jobs for locals, says a World Bank study as immigrant labour has filled important gaps in low- and mid-skilled jobs, while highly skilled expatriates provide specialised skills not available locally.
The finding is timely following public outcry over the effects of Putrajaya's fragment Read More