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.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 9): Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) expects a RM2 billion per annum impact to the construction industry, in particular contractors, due to the change in foreign worker levy policy by the government.
MBAM wishes import duties for heavy construction machinery reduced, normalisation of foreign workers
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19): Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) hopes to see a greater reduction in import duties for heavy construction machinery as well as a normalisation of foreign workers under the 6P Programme to Temporary Work Permit (PLKS) status, which can be renewed instead of deporting them back, in this Friday's Budget 2016 announcement.