600 foreign workers hired to overcome labour shortage: FGV

Posted by jaypee 15 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


Migrant registrations 'unrealistically low'

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Thailand
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The Thai Chamber of Commerce has urged employers to speed up registering their illegal migrant workers by the Monday deadline, saying the number of applications to date was unrealistically low.

Poj Aramwattananont, vice-chairman of the chamber, said on Thursday that the number of registrations in domestic service, construction and farming sect Read More


Thailand opens new centres for migrant workers to upgrade their legal status

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Thailand
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Thailand’s Ministry of Labour has opened 99 centres nationwide for Myanmar migrant workers to upgrade their legal status, according to the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok.

The ministry began work on 24 July to formalize the legality of migrant workers after new labour regulations took effect on 23 June. The ministry reported that between 24 and 30 July, 35,386 workers fr Read More


Malaysia launches biometrics system for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 17 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 18 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


Migrant worker registrations short of target

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Thailand
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Fewer than 200,000 migrant workers were registered in the first week of a new government programme, far short of the target of 600,000 to 800,000 that authorities had set.

The Labour Ministry said that 58,066 employers had sought registration for 190,926 workers since Monday at centres set up across the country.

The registration drive w Read More


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

Posted by jaypee 22 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 22 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