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Letters 25 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Still no end in sight for maid problem

From B.J. FERNANDE Z of Shah Alam.

Nation 27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Visa processing fees too high, say Indonesia agencies

PETALING JAYA: Indonesia’s largest association of employment agency operators is crying foul over the steep visa processing fees by a private company in Jakarta appointed by the Malaysian Government.

Nation 05 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bestinet: We just started a trial run

KUALA LUMPUR: Bestinet Sdn Bhd has maintained that it had merely started a trial run on the handling of medical checks and e-services for foreign workers coming to Malaysia with no charges being imposed yet.

Nation 30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘Authorities to blame for visa woes’

PETALING JAYA: The authorities made no attempt to engage with stakeholders before implementing the mandatory new online systems for hiring foreign workers, according to the Malaysian Employers Fede­ration.

Nation 29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Indonesia and Nepal threaten to stop sending workers

PETALING JAYA: Two of the biggest source countries of foreign workers in Malaysia are threatening to stop sending their workers here following steep hikes in visa fees.

Nation 29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Business groups voice displeasure over new systems and fee hikes

PETALING JAYA: Thirty business associations and chambers of commerce have jointly issued a strong statement against the outsourcing of services by the Home Ministry to two private companies which they say further complicates the process of bringing foreign workers to Malaysia.

Nation 28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Employment agencies threaten to stop sending Indonesian workers

EXCLUSIVE: The ‘calling visa’ processing fee for Indonesian workers has surged from a mere RM15 to RM250 under a new system outsourced to a private company. With 150,000 applications a year, it is going to cost some RM35mil more. Fuming Indonesian agents are now threatening to stop sending workers to Malaysia and employers are worried.

Nation 28 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Send properly trained maids and those with no vice records'

JOHOR BARU: Indonesia must ensure the maids sent to Malaysia are properly trained and have no vice records in their country.

Nation 27 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

No changes to existing terms for new MoU

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies (Papa) and Indonesia’s Asosiasi Perusahaan Jasa Tenaga Kerja In­­donesia (Apjati) will not be allowed to change the terms agreed upon by the Malaysian and Indonesian governments when negotiating their new memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Nation 27 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

The maids may be here soon

PETALING JAYA: A solution may finally be in sight for the two-year impasse on Indonesian maids coming to Malaysia.