PUTRAJAYA: A joint committee will be set up to implement the memorandum of cooperation (MoC) to send skilled Malaysian workers to work in Japan, says human resources minister M Saravanan.
The MoC was finalised between Saravanan and Japanese justice minister Yoshihisa Furukawa on Thursday. The exchange of documents was witnessed by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, yesterday.
Saravanan said in a statement today that his ministry would lead the joint committee for Malaysia.
“The MoC will act as the best platform for eligible skilled Malaysian workers to work in the advanced technology-based ecosystem in Japan,” he said.
Through this exposure and experience acquired, he said Malaysian workers would have the opportunity to explore various fields of technology which were the pulse of the industrial sector in Japan.
“(Malaysian workers) will be able to bring back the skills they learn as well as the work culture of Japan to Malaysia after their employment contract ends over there,” Saravanan said.
He said Japan was identified as a country that offered high wages to skilled workers.
“Therefore, Malaysian skilled workers who participate in the programme will be able to enjoy a higher income and improve their socio-economic standing.
“In fact, the work experience in Japan can also increase the marketability of the workers,” he said.
According to Saravanan, the MoC would also make Malaysia a source country to supply skilled workers to developed countries.