KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): The government is set to lower the extension levy fees in March for foreign workers who have worked in the country for more than 10 years, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) today.
GEORGE TOWN (Nov 7): The contractor of the Bukit Kukus construction site has declared that the nine foreign workers which were killled in the landslide last month were not his.
PETALING JAYA (September 27): The government should reconsider its decision to maintain its original plan for employers to pay the full RM10,000 levy due for an extension of employment for skilled foreign workers, said the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 25): Just a day after announcing that employers would only have to pay 20% of the RM10,000 levy for each foreign worker, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today did an about-turn and said employers will have to continue to pay the levy in full.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): To ease the burden of developers and bring down home prices, skilled foreign labour applying to extend their employment tenure need only pay 80% of the annual RM10,000 levy on foreign workers, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) is hoping for that the authorities will legalise foreign workers already employed by the construction sector, Bernama reported today.
Petaling Jaya (June 13): Penang has called on the new Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin to build hostels for foreign workers in areas where they are employed in large numbers, such as production-driven maufacturing sites.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 12): Following the government's decision to postpone the new foreign workers levy ruling to 2018, the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) today called for a more transparent and simplified process of hiring foreign workers.