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600 foreign workers hired to overcome labour shortage: FGV

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) had hired almost 600 foreign workers to date in order to overcome labour shortage at its plantations.

According to FGV officer-in-charge Datuk Khairil Anuar Aziz, the intensive hiring programme carried out by FGV to overcome the shortage of labour issue was p Read More


Malaysia launches biometrics system for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Malaysia

Malaysia's  Immigration Department has launched a biometric fingerprint identification system to be used in medical examinations for foreign workers.

Under the system, which will be implemented by October, those undergoing medical check-ups will have to go through biometric identification to verify and cross-check their identities with the Malaysian Immigration Syst Read More


Govt Collected RM13.7b In Taxes From Foreign Workers Since 2012

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM13.7 billion has been levied from foreign workers in the last 6 years, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid said in 2017, around 1.7 million foreign workers with temporary foreign workers permits (PLKS) who were hired legally contributed to the tax collection of a Read More


More than 1.7 million foreign workers in Malaysia; majority from Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: There are currently 1,781,598 foreign workers in the country as of 30 June 2017, says the Home Ministry.

This was in response to Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh) who had asked the ministry to provide a breakdown of foreign workers based on their countries of origin.

“The Rehiring Programme was implemented online from Feb 15 to Dec 31, 2017 for illegal immigrants f Read More


Zahid: 1.78 million foreign workers in Malaysia - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: There are 1.78 million legal foreign workers in the country, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).


The Deputy Prime Minister said Indonesian workers accounted for the highest number of foreign workers in Malaysia at 728,870, followed by Nepal (405,898), Bangladeshi (221,089), Myanmar (127,705), India (114,455), Pakistan Read More


Malaysia continues crackdown on illegal migrant workers even as businesses cry foul

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Raids on construction sites have become a daily exercise since Malaysia began its nationwide crackdown on illegal foreign workers on Jul 1. In the first 10 days of the operation, more than 3,300 illegal migrants have been arrested, including more than 60 employers.

It was not without warning. Immigration authorities had given employers nearly five months to register i Read More


Holistic solution needed for foreign workers issue

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A holistic solution is being worked on to find a way to resolve the issue of undocumented foreign workers and the problems faced by employers to seek workers, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.


“I am in the midst of discussing with a few consultants for a comprehensive solution. It is a complex issue Read More


Malaysia hit for migrant worker crackdown

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has rounded up over 3,000 undocumented migrant workers this month in a major crackdown, prompting alarm Wednesday from lawmakers across the region who said the campaign was “victimizing the vulnerable.”

The relatively developed country is a magnet for migrant workers from across Asia, but several million are believed to be undocum Read More