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HR Ministry commissions study on foreign internship, low-skilled employment

PETALING JAYA: The Human Resources Ministry has commissioned a study to ascertain the socio-economic impact of international internship programmes and the employment of a large pool of low-skilled foreign workers in Malaysia.


Industry players caught off-guard

PETALING JAYA: The jewellery, textile, laundry and hairdressing businesses have been caught off-guard by the government’s latest move to gradually stop the hiring of foreign workers.


Home and Human Resource ministries both responsible for managing foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: Both the Human Resources and Home ministries are involved in the management of foreign workers, but each has their respective roles and responsibilities.


Sabah to rely on Filipinos, Indonesians

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has no plans to change its policy on Indonesian and Filipino workers for its plantation and agriculture sectors and there is no necessity to look elsewhere, says state Agricul­ture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Junz Wong.


Permit legal refugees to work, says employers group

PETALING JAYA: Allowing refugees to work and legalising undocumented foreign workers in Malaysia should be the priority before workers from Africa are brought into the country, say various groups.


Illegal foreign workers nabbed at shopping carnival

BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Immigration department detained 28 foreigners said to be working illegally during a five-day carnival at the SP Arena in Seberang Jaya.


Better welfare for foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: The government’s latest policy to abolish the services of outsourcing companies in recruiting and managing foreign workers will ensure better welfare of this group, say employers.


Sabah CM defends proposal to legitimise illegal workers

KENINGAU: The government must make rational decisions and not be swayed by sentiments when running the country, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, in justifiying the state administration's proposal to legitimise illegal workers.


Court metes out hefty fines for illegal worker offences

PEKAN NENAS: Four local employment agents, two of whom are women, were fined a total of RM177,500 by the Sessions court for housing 32 illegal foreign workers in a foreign workers' enclave at the Tebrau industrial estate here.