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Should foreign workers pay?

The re-imposition of the foreign-worker levy on foreign workers is symptomatic of the pressures under which Malaysian employers are working under as they scramble to readjust to higher costs from the minimum wage policy which was implemented in the beginning of the year.


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.

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Reducing reliance on foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: The freeze on the hiring of foreign workers from February reveals how reliant Malaysia’s economy is on low-wage labour for growth.


Foreign workers to bear cost with minimum wage policy in place

PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet has agreed to reinstate a 1992 ruling putting the burden of levy on foreign workers instead of their employers.


Kula proposes 20% deduction of foreign workers’ wages

PUTRAJAYA: The Human Resour-ces Ministry has proposed for employers to deduct 20% of their foreign workers’ basic salaries.


Foreign workers to get Socso coverage, can be used to track wayward ones

KEPALA BATAS (Bernama): The Human Resource Ministry is in the process of enabling foreign workers covered under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to ensure they receive the same benefits as local workers.


Weeding out impersonators Worried about not passing their health checks, some foreign workers get others to go for the tests.

DESPERATE for jobs in Malaysia, some foreign workers resort to deception to ensure they pass their medical tests.


Affected sectors crying out for foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: Almost one year after the announcement of suspending the recruitment of all foreign workers, employers in affected sectors are sending out an SOS that they are in a critical stage.


Govt urged to relax rules on foreign workers

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been urged to relax rules related to foreign workers recruitment, in order to stop more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from winding up.


Foreign workers go underground

PETALING JAYA: It is only the third day of a nationwide operation against illegal foreign workers but employers are beginning to feel the heat.