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Foreign-worker freeze bad for business

Posted by jaypee 160 days ago Malaysia
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COFFEESHOP owners are urging the government to reconsider its decision to freeze the intake of foreign workers.


 


They claim that the service sector will be badly affected by the temporary ban, as at least half the legal foreign workers in their employment will be sent back home with no replacements.

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Foreign workers needed for M’sia to stay top medical glove producer

Posted by jaypee 177 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) is pleading for the lifting of foreign worker intake freeze, saying that the industry needs to keep on growing if the country wants to stay as the number one maker of medical and surgical gloves globally.

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Perak Sultan: Stricter conditions needed for new investments to reduce foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 188 days ago Malaysia
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TAIPING: The Government needs to enforce stricter conditions on the aspect of the labour force when approving new investments in the manufacturing sector, alongside work permits for the services sector, to stem the flood of foreign workers.

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Illegal foreign workers rehiring programme revised to June 30 due to poor response

Posted by jaypee 196 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: The rehiring of illegals programme deadline has been revised from Dec 31 to June 30 due to the poor response from employers. The Home Ministry in a statement said the deadline has been shortened as employers were not responsive to the programme. “Based on our studies, although the programme has been implemented for almost a month with massive enforcement operations condu

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MTUC welcomes freeze on foreign worker recruitment

Posted by jaypee 197 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

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Employers of illegal workers to get the rotan

Posted by jaypee 198 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 200 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

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

Posted by jaypee 203 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