Zahid: Malaysia welcomes Myanmar's decision to stop sending workers

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 KUALA LUMPUR- Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi(pic) attends handing over of Home Ministry Strategic Plan Document 2017 and launch of RELA Assistance Mission at Gemilang Hall, Level G, Block D1, Complex D, Home Ministry at 1315 (0515 GMT)

KAJANG: Malaysia welcomes the Myanmar government's decision to stop sending workers to the nation, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

"The decision will not have any impact whatsoever on Malaysia," he told reporters at the closing ceremony of  the Indian Progressive Front's (IPF) 24th Annual General Assembly.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, was asked comment on reports that Myanmar had banned its citizens from working in Malaysia effective Dec 6.

In a statement, Myanmar's Immigration Department had announced that it had stopped issuing the licence needed by its citizens to work in Malaysia.

Prior to this, Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot was reported as saying his ministry had yet to receive official notification from Myanmar on the matter.


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