Poor response from foreign workers


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 06 Jul 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: Only 1,780 foreign workers repatriated under the amnesty programme have taken up the Government’s one-month ended June 30 to come back here to work using tourist visas. 

Immigration director of enforcement Datuk Ishak Mohamed said Indonesians made up the largest number at 1,753, followed by Indians (24), Pakistanis (two) and a Myanmar national.  

The returnees made up only 0.44% of the some 398,000 Indonesians repatriated, he said. of  

“But the response also depends on the situation. For example, the harvesting period is from August to October and not at this time of the year.”  

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