PUTRAJAYA (Oct 21): The foreign worker salary payment system implemented in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the systems that Malaysia is studying to improve the management of foreign workers in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): The Covid-19 vaccination programme will be open to foreign workers of all sectors in the Klang Valley from Sept 27 to Oct 6, either by appointment or on a walk-in basis.
SARIKEI (Sept 11): The construction sector in the country is facing a serious shortage of 3D (dirty, difficult and dangerous) workers causing some major projects to fall behind schedule, 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.
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 (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.