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Malaysia lifts ban on 4 sectors to hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 289 days ago Malaysia
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The Cabinet is lifting the freeze on hiring foreign workers for four sectors, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The decision was made in light of appeals from the manufacturing, construction, plantation and furniture-making industries, which are facing a major shortage of workers.

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Up in arms over foreign worker dorms

Posted by jaypee 290 days ago Malaysia
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JURU residents are upset with the Penang government for planning to build dormitories for thousands of foreign workers in their neighbourhood.

The residents fear that the project at the proposed site near the Bukit Minyak Industrial Park would bring about various social problems.

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Ban on foreign workers to be lifted, but with conditions

Posted by jaypee 292 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The Immigration Department will soon unfreeze its ban on foreign workers but said employers must prove they are essential to their business.

Its director-general Datuk Seri Sakib Kusmi said the government will ease the ban after it concludes its rehiring programme to legitimise illegal foreign workers next month, The New Straits Times reported Read More


Ban on foreign workers to be eased

Posted by jaypee 292 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The blanket ban on the intake of foreign workers will soon be partially lifted. Employers who had, over the past few months, expressed frustrations with severely disrupted operations due to a shortage in manpower, can look forward to hiring foreign labour again, if they meet specific conditions.

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Reducing reliance on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 299 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The freeze on the hiring of foreign workers from February reveals how reliant Malaysia’s economy is on low-wage labour for growth.

A rough calculation by Malaysian Palm Oil Association chief executive Datuk Makhdzir Mardan showed that in 2013, when the plantation industry had a shortage of 23,500 workers, th Read More


DPM: Gov’t open to proposal on lifting foreign worker freeze

Posted by jaypee 302 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the government will announce in due course its decision on whether the recruitment of foreign workers will remain suspended or be lifted.

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More than 40,000 illegal immigrants deported under 3+1 programme

Posted by jaypee 303 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: More than 40,000 illegal immigrants have been deported to their home countries under the 3+1 programme, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pix).

Of the number deported, he told the Dewan Negara that almost 20,000 immigrants were from Indonesia followed by among others Myanmar (4,900), Bangladesh (3,900), India (2,700), and Ne Read More


Kathmandu Post- Labour shortage hits Malaysia after ban on new foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 308 days ago Malaysia
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Apr 23, 2016- Malaysian industry is facing a severe shortage of manpower two months after implementing a decision to suspend the recruitment of new foreign workers.

Many factories are short of workers and their business development has been hampered. Worried employers have urged the government to revoke its decision to stop hiring foreign workers as the labour shortage has put Read More