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Foreign Workers: Nepal slams the door, unhappy with company monopoly

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: The government of Nepal has barred its workers from coming to Malaysia with immediate effect.

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.

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.

Malaysia targets middlemen to end debt bondage of migrant workers

UNDER pressure to crack down on labour abuses, the Malaysian government is moving to eliminate middlemen who charge millions of foreign workers exorbitant recruitment fees, leaving them saddled with debt and vulnerable to exploitation.

Better living conditions for construction workers

IN ADDRESSING issues concerning construction workers’ living conditions, the Construction Labour Exchange Centre Bhd (CLAB), a subsidiary of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, has launched its first Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ).

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.

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.

Sg Buloh estate workers refuse to budge despite third eviction notice

Ladang Elmina workers in Sungai Buloh want assurance on replacement housing before vacating their quarters. The site is part of the Bandar Elmina project.

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.

Compensation a must for foreign workers, say groups

Kin of migrant workers are left in dire straits following the death of their loved ones in workplace tragedies.