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MTUC welcomes freeze on foreign worker recruitment

Posted by jaypee 170 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) welcomes the government's decision to stop the recruitment of foreign workers.

“We see this development to be in line with the memorandum submitted by us last month to the Home Ministry and Human Resource Ministry. This decision should be enforced strictly and thoroughly to Read More


Employers of illegal workers to get the rotan

Posted by jaypee 171 days ago Malaysia
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EXASPERATED by the poor response from illegal foreign workers and their employers to the government’s rehiring programme, the Immigration Department is pushing for errant employers to be caned, if they are caught and found guilty of harbouring and employing them. Its director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi said the poor response from the employers and their illegal foreign workers, even

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Foreign worker health examination fees can be paid via Pos Online

Posted by jaypee 173 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Agents and employers can now pay the health examination fees of foreign workers through the Pos Online portal managed by Pos Malaysia.

Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Hatar Ismail said today the facility was an alternative to other payment methods such as bank draft, cheque and postal Read More


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

Posted by jaypee 176 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 177 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 179 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 180 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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System will fail if free healthcare given to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 188 days ago Malaysia
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CYBERJAYA: Providing free healthcare to migrant workers will cause “our system to crumble”, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

“Very few countries in the world do that. We are obliged to provide healthcare, not necessarily for free,” he told reporters after touring the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Service Centre here yester Read More