PUTRAJAYA: The rehiring programme for foreign workers without permits (PATI) will make it easier for the government to identify the number of illegals in the country, said outgoing Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafa Ibrahim.Read More
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PETALING JAYA: Foreign workers are subject to background checks before being allowed into the country.
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pic) said the checks – to determine if the workers had criminal records – were sufficient to reduce the chances of individuals connected with terrorist activities entering the country.Read More
KUALA LUMPUR: The influx of foreign immigrants has not only resulted in adverse socio-economic impact on Malaysia but has also affected national health and security.
Data gathered by the Foreign Workers' Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) revealed that three out of 100 foreign workers who underwent health screening suffered from dangerous diseases such Read More
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
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