PETALING JAYA (Jan 14): Malaysia intends to expedite the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing process with Indonesia in relation to the recruitment of foreign workers for the construction sector, said Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
Wahid: Foreign worker issue needs immediate attention as planters, glovemakers face forced labour claims
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 9): The Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur (ECKL) advisory council chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar said today Malaysia needs to reform its labour policies to address matters including the country’s foreign worker issue which needs immediate attention amid forced labour allegations against oil palm planters and rubber glove manufacturers.
PETALING JAYA (June 1): The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) has urged the government to consider the waiver of levy fee for foreign workers renewing their work permits and extension of permit approval for those who are stuck because they have been unable to enter Malaysia during the lockdown, as well as for those who will be overstaying due to the imposed movement restriction.
FMM appeals to government to lift the freeze on foreign worker recruitment to support business recovery
KUALA LUMPUR (April 7): The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has called on the government to lift the freeze on foreign worker recruitment for the manufacturing sector to support the pickup in business and assist the industry in its business recovery as orders and production start to gain momentum.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 4): The Government is in the process of amending the Workers' Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 to improve workers' accommodation in Malaysia as the nation contends with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 22): Five Malaysians, all men, were arrested by the Australian Border Force (ABF) in Perth over “suspected involvement in a foreign worker exploitation syndicate within the construction industry”, reported The West Australian today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 27): There will be compulsory Covid-19 screening for all foreign workers in four states and two Federal Territories starting on Dec 1, the Malay Mail reported Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob saying today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): While the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has lauded the government’s decision to allow the re-employment of foreign workers who are currently still in the country and are no longer required by their existing employers, it has questioned the need for valid work permits.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said today the government's decision to restrict foreign workers to the construction, agriculture and plantation sectors will further devastate operations of other industries including manufacturing and services, which are trying very hard to recover from the country's movement control order (MCO) to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has slammed the Ministry of Human Resources' announcement about limiting the hiring of foreign workers to only three sectors — construction, plantation and agriculture — as shocking, unacceptable and done without prior consultation with stakeholders.