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.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): The Ministry of Human Resources said today the Malaysian government had decided that only three industries will be allowed to employ foreign workers going forward, namely the construction, plantation and agriculture sectors, to cut the nation's reliance on foreign workers.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Foreign workers with valid permits who are currently in Malaysia can return to work when their employment sectors resume operations, says Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured).
KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The government is committed to ensuring that local job seekers including graduates continue to be absorbed into the country’s employment sector in the areas that best fit their qualifications.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is sticking by its decision to ban foreign workers and United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders from entering or working at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market (PBKL) in Selayang, here.
PUTRAJAYA (June 22): There will be no new intake of foreign workers in all sectors until the year-end as locals will be given priority to fill up vacancies, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has urged contractors in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor to send their foreign workers for Covid-19 tests offered by the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
PUTRAJAYA (May 28): The government will intensify Op Benteng operations at Malaysia’s borders to ensure foreign workers who sneaked out for the Aidilfitri celebration will not return to the country, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 26): The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) said today it fully supports Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr N Ganabaskaran's call on employers to improve the poor living conditions of foreign workers in the country and recognise the fact that merely testing their employees would be insufficient to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19.