THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has assured that the influx of foreign workers from neighboring countries shall remain in-check despite the onset of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) economic integration.Read More
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According to the World Bank, there are 2.1 million registered foreign workers in Malaysia, and there is likely to be more than 1 million undocumented foreign workers here. They often work in industries such as construction and security.Read More
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade and fishing industry in 2015 and punish any public officials involved after international criticism of Thailand's failure to tackle the crime.Read More
PETALING JAYA: An increase in foreign worker levy for certain industries by at least 30% early next year would be too steep and a burden for manufacturers given the current challenging times, according to Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).Read More
KOTA KINABALU: The government should identify sectors that require foreign workers and impose reasonable levies, as well as slash the red tape involved in registering foreign workers.
Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sabah chairman Stephen Wong said raising the levies for foreign workers and imposing a heftier fine on employers who hired migrant workers illegally were not feasible be Read More