Locals can fill jobs left by Myanmar workers, says deputy minister

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  • Thursday, 08 Dec 2016

Reassuring presenceFormer UN secretary-general Kofi Annan (centre, grey suit) and members of the multi-sector advisory commission meet with the Muslim community in Kyatyoepyin village in Maungdaw, located in Rakhine State near the Bangladesh border. More than 20,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks, humanitarian officials said. — AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Any decision by Myanmar to stop sending workers to Malaysia will not badly affect the country as Malaysians will be asked to fill the vacancies, says Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abdul Muttalib.

He said that besides Myanmar, there are also 14 other source countries, including Indonesia and Bangladesh, where employers could recruit from.

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