Scrap metal sector needs foreign workers


Compiled by C. ARUNO, GERARD GIMINO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THE scrap metal and recycling industry needs about 3,000 workers urgently, Makkal Osai reported.

Malaysian Indian Metal Traders and Recyclers Association (Mimta) president Datuk Seri P. Krishnamoothi claimed the industry needed foreign workers as most Malaysians were not keen to work in the field.

Locals believe the industry offers “3D” jobs, which stands for dirty, dangerous and difficult, hence they avoid it, he said.

“As an industry that makes the country cleaner through the removal of trash in the form of plastic water bottles, metal cans, paper and metal waste, Mimta believes it deserves some help from the government,” said its deputy president Datuk J. Saravanan.

> The daily also reported that the Seremban-based Padma Nrithyalaya Arts traditional dance school received RM10,000 from the Negri Sembilan government.

State non-Muslim affairs committee chairperson Arul Kumar Jambunathan handed over the funds to the school’s dance teacher Vinosree Shangkar.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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