Reliance on foreign workers will persist


THE labour shortage issue has resurfaced after Indonesia decided to stop sending their workers to Malaysia due to the discrepancy in the recruitment process here.

According to the report “Resolve shortage of foreign workers, say stakeholders” (The Star, July 18; online at https://bit.ly/3aQKG7r), we need between 400,000 and 500,000 workers for, I presume, the construction, manufacturing and agriculture sectors.

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