Construction sector seeks govt subsidy to test foreign workers


One at a time: A foreign worker taking a swab test in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, as others wait for their turn. — ART CHEN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Acknowledging that fortnightly testing of foreign construction workers is a good idea, the industry wants the government to help defray costs estimated at over RM500mil.

The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) said routine mass testing will involve substantial costs which would be “too much to bear”.

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