Bosses: Help ease our burden

Good news: Foreign workers milling around a commercial area in Kuala Lumpur in this file photo. Online recruitment applications to hire foreign workers will open in stages this month and in February.

PETALING JAYA: Employers want the government to negotiate with the source countries of foreign labour to cap the recruitment fees charged by their agents there as the online application for the hiring of some 32,000 workers begin this month.

They are also calling for tax deductions to be allowed for expenses incurred for the Covid-19 screening and quarantine of foreign workers.

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