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Foreign workers skipping M'sia

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Malaysia
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JOHOR BARU: Malaysia is no longer perceived to be the land of milk and honey, and foreigners are no longer keen to take up difficult, dirty and dangerous (3D) jobs in the country.


 


The depreciating ringgit in recent years is making them think twice about whether it is worth it to make the journey here to search for the good life.


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Sarawak Immigration Dept detains 189 illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 99 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration Department arrested 189 illegal foreign workers in a dawn raid at a construction site in Balingian, Mukah on Sunday.


Immigration spokesman Maspaun Bolhasan said the operation mounted between 5am and 8.30am involved 72 officers led by the department's enforcement deputy chief Rosliah Kassim.


In a statement here today, she said, t Read More

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ASP and cop among seven held over bribes involving illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and a corporal were among seven people rounded up by anti-graft officers in Sarawak.


 


The other five were factory and outlet opera­tors based in Sibu, Miri and Kuching.


All seven, aged between 25 and 59, were detained in a sting operation between 11am and 2.45pm yesterday.


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GCR - News - Malaysian builders protest at sudden foreign worker levy rule

Posted by jaypee 169 days ago Malaysia
http://www.globalconstructionreview.com — Construction firms in Malaysia have protested against a surprise move by the government making them pay a levy of hundreds of dollars for every foreign worker they employ.

An industry body says the new rule will suck hundreds of millions of dollars out of the industry, raising the cost of construction and making Malaysian builders less competitive.



“With the implementation o Read More
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‘No levy on foreign workers’ - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 175 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Struggling employers want the Government to reverse the decision forcing bosses to pay the annual levy for foreign workers.


 


SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang said the representatives of various industries would seek a meeting with the Government over its latest policy.


“We want the Government to cancel or reverse t Read More

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As at Sept 30, Malaysia had 1.85 mil legal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 228 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): The number of legally certified foreign workers in Malaysia amounted to 1.85 million as at Sept 30 this year, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.


In a Parliamentary written reply to Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng, the Ministry said these were the workers that hold the foreign worker permit (PLKS) issued by the Malaysia Immigration Department Read More

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Zahid: Two million foreign workers hold temporary working permits

Posted by jaypee 228 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Almost two million foreign workers are holding valid temporary working permits in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said a total of 1,854,684 foreign workers were holding the Temporary Employment Pass (PLKS) issued by the Immigration Department as of Sept this year.


"The highest number is from Indones Read More

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Civic groups urge Asean to strengthen labour rights | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 237 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Industry players incurred losses over RM7.7 billion following the government’s freeze on the intake of foreign workers in February this year.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told the Dewan Rakyat today that the local furniture industry had incurred losses over RM6.7 billion and the plantation industry losses of over RM1 billi Read More