Can’t stop foreign workers from going into city

  • Nation
  • Friday, 09 May 2008

THE Government cannot stop foreign workers from going out into the city, particularly during public holidays and festive seasons, reported Tamil Nesan.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said they could not be stopped from doing so as long as they abided by the law.

In his written reply to Karpal Singh (DAP - Bukit Gelugor) at the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday, he said there should be continuous enforcement by the Immigration Department and the police to ensure they did not create a disturbance or engage in immoral activities. Karpal Singh also wanted to know whether the Government was prepared to stem the influx of foreign workers in the capital.

Syed Hamid said the Government had taken steps to control the intake of foreign workers. He said the huge presence of foreign workers in the Klang Valley was due to the concentration of economic activities in the area.

> Makkal Osai reported that India’s Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav would arrive in Malaysia next week to seal the RM4bil Seremban-Gemas double-tracking project with Malaysian authorities.

The Government awarded the construction contract to Indian Railway Construction Corporation last year.

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