New policy on recruitment of foreign workers to be announced Tuesday

Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says the recruitment of foreign workers will be done in a transparent manner.

IPOH: The government will announce the new policy on recruitment of foreign workers on Tuesday, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said.

He said the policy, which will be more systematic, was formulated to ensure that the recruitment of foreign workers would be done in line with market demands.

“The new policy will also ensure that the process to recruit and bring foreign workers into the country will be done transparently and according to the stipulated procedures.

“We want a systematic policy because our target is to ensure that the employment of foreign workers will not exceed 15% of the total workers in the country,” he told reporters after opening the “Ride With The Boss” cycling programme organised by Ipoh City Watch and Koperasi Alam Hijau Perak Bhd (Kohijau) here today.

Besides, Kulasegaran said his ministry and the home ministry would meet to discuss the matter soon.

The meeting, which will most likely be chaired by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is assuming the duties of home minister, will discuss, among others, the country’s need for foreign workers, the basis for it, and several restrictions, he added.

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