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Malaysia next in bid to legalise migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 95 days ago Malaysia
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A campaign to legalise Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand could be repeated in Malaysia if it proves successful, the Labour Minister has said.

Ith Samheng announced on Tuesday that the government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents.

The campaign will r Read More


Navy apprehends 29 illegal migrant workers returning from Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Malaysia
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Personnel of the Western Fleet Quick Response (WFQR) team from the Tanjung Pinang Naval Base arrested 29 undocumented migrant workers who had illegally traveled from Malaysia to Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, on a small speed boat.

Fourth Tanjung Pinang Naval Main Base (Lantamal) commander Commodore Ribut Eko Suyatno said the Navy made the arrest after receiving a tip claiming the Read More


Target illegal foreign workers, not documented ones, to check spread of disease, says MEF

Posted by jaypee 115 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The rising spread of infectious diseases in Malaysia should be blamed on illegal foreign workers instead of those who are documented, and the authorities need to step up enforcement to address the issue.

Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said today the government had to “go big” on catching and deporting illeg Read More


More health checks for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 115 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign workers will have to undergo more frequent health screenings from next year in a move to stem contagious diseases from being brought into the country.


Foreign workers will also have to undergo medical screening within 30 days of arriving in Malaysia.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the screening needed to be c Read More


Foreign worker levy hikes in 2019

Posted by jaypee 116 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Progressive levy hikes based on the number of foreign workers hired will be implemented from 2019, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said this will allow more employment of locals and systematically reduce the hiring of foreign workers.

"To encourage the hiring of local workers and control the number of foreign worker Read More


Poor response to rehiring plan - Nation

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: The six-month Rehiring Sabah 2017 programme for employers to register their illegal workers has seen a poor response, with Immigration expecting to begin a statewide crackdown when the deadline ends today.


Sabah Immigration Department director Musa Sulaiman said only 1,088 of the estimated 50,000 illegal Indonesian and Filipino workers registered sin Read More


Sabah to start illegal worker crackdown tomorrow

Posted by jaypee 119 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: The six-month "Rehiring Sabah 2017" programme for employers to register their illegal workers has been poorly received.


After the deadline to register ends on Tuesday, the Immigration Department is expected to begin state-wide crackdown on illegal workers.

State Immigration director Musa Sulaiman (pix) said that only 1,088 of the estima Read More


Chinese traders wants lower taxes, more foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 126 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Apart from addressing the issue of foreign worker shortage, Chinese traders want the government to consider reducing individual and corporate tax rate in its 2018 Budget.

Also high on their budget wish list are government funding and favourable policies to help speed up transformation for small and medium industries (SME), and traditional trades.

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