PETALING JAYA: On the eve of a special briefing, former human resources minister M Kula Segaran has hit out at his successor M Saravanan who blamed him for the current shortage of foreign workers.
Kula said that he had led the ministry only for 22 months, compared to Saravanan who had been at the helm for 31 months.
“When cannot answer, blame Kula,” he tweeted, in response to a news report where Saravanan blamed the shortage of workers on Kula’s decision to impose a moratorium on the intake of Bangladeshi workers in September 2018.
“I’m sorry bro, I can’t help you become a better minister,” Kula quipped.
Saravanan shot back, saying: “Sorry, I don’t think anyone can educate you.”
Earlier today, Saravanan said that since Kula imposed the moratorium four years ago, no foreign workers from Bangladesh had been allowed to enter the country.
“Because of his error, we had no Bangladeshi workers for almost three years,” he told the Dewan Rakyat.
Saravanan is scheduled to hold a special briefing for two DAP MPs, Lim Guan Eng and Ngeh Koo Ham, following the duo’s claims regarding the shortage of migrant workers in Malaysia.
Lim and Saravanan had challenged each other to resign from their respective posts over the issue. Lim is the DAP chairman.