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Govt faces flak for seeking new foreign workers for big projects

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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A labor union leader has lashed out at the government’s plan to import more foreign workers for ongoing construction projects, saying the move is unnecessary.

Project delays have stemmed from lack of proper planning by authorities, and not due to worker shortage, Chan Pat-kan, chairman of the Construction Site Workers General Union, said Wednesday.

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M’sian foreign worker policy cuts firms’ costs: Minister

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian government’s policy of allowing foreign workers is a form of subsidy for businesses that will otherwise have to pay double or more to hire locals to do the same job, said Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

“For example, let’s say for the same sector and same job, an employer would have to pay RM3,000 (S$1,015)a month to a Read More


Msia's SMEs want simplified rehiring programme for illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) want the government to simplify its rehiring programme for foreign workers without permits, reports the Bernama.

Michael Kang Hua Keong, national president of the SME Association of Malaysia, notes that 2016 will be a challenging year for SMEs as the global economy is facing another downturn. The full implementation of the T Read More


Foreign workers 'boon to KL economy',

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's large population of foreign workers has, in general, created more jobs for locals, says a World Bank study as immigrant labour has filled important gaps in low- and mid-skilled jobs, while highly skilled expatriates provide specialised skills not available locally.

The finding is timely following public outcry over the effects of Putrajaya's fragment Read More


Malaysia to grant five-year visas to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 85 days ago Malaysia
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U Sein Oo, a director general within the Foreign Affairs Ministry, confirmed the plan.

“Yes, the program is true,” he said. “We have already replied to the Malaysian government with information and comments from the Ministry of Labour.”

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The Kathmandu Post :: Illegal workers in Malaysia allowed to legalise status

Posted by jaypee 85 days ago Nepal
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Mar 3, 2016- Nepali migrant workers staying illegally in Malaysia will have to pay Rs135,000 to legalise their status. 

According to the Rehiring and Allocation Integration Programme launched by the Malaysian government on February 15, a worker has to pay Rs111,000 (4,185 ringgit) for registration, temporary pass, processing, fine and Read More


Bangladeshi domestic workers to get 1,200 Qatari riyals

Posted by jaypee 86 days ago Bangladesh
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Qatar's government has agreed on increasing the salary of Bangladeshi domestic helps working there to 1,200 riyals from the existing 900 riyals.

The matter was decided on Thursday at a joint working group meeting between the two countries at the capital's Prabasi Kalyan Bhaban.

Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed M Al Atiq Al Dossary, additional director general of passport department Read More


BPS warns govt of foreign worker influx

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Indonesia
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The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) warned the government to anticipate an influx of foreign workers following a drastic increase in January.

BPS recorded the arrival of 25,238 foreign part-time employees, representing a 73.46 percent increase compared to December figures. There were 14,907 part-time foreign employee arrivals in January, 2015.

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