Students warned against working illegally at farms abroad

SEPANG: Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin has warned students against going overseas illegally to work at farms.

He said he knew of many cases where Malaysians travel illegally to countries such as Australia to pick apples at farms.

"If any of your friends invite you to work overseas without a valid visa after you finish your studies, please do not go. It is not worth the trouble.

"You will go there as an illegal immigrant without any valid document and approval. You will live in fear," he said during a discourse at the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism (Maha) 2022 expo in Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).

Radzi was addressing over 800 students from vocational colleges and technical schools at discourse titled ‘Energising Education Transformation: Exploration of the Agriculture World’.

He said students interested in agricultural jobs should look at opportunities within the country instead.

In a separate development, Radzi said the process of merging schools with few students is not taken lightly.

He said the ministry will conduct a thorough study before deciding to merge schools.

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