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Quiet approach allows US NGO to improve lives of workers in...

Instead of 'name-and-shame', it quietly gets famous western apparel companies that use services of Malaysian factories to improve the lives of migrant workers.

Basic wages grew by 5% across the board, says ministry

But Ilmia director Wan Zulkifli Wan Setapa says this can be considered low due to low productivity among workers.

87 foreign workers held in Penang for flouting immigration rules

The workers from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India and Indonesia were detained at a site where two blocks of serviced apartments are being built.

No decision yet on revealing report on foreign workers, says ministry

The human resources ministry denies claims that the Cabinet is opposed to making the report available to the public.

Cabinet against making report on foreign workers public, says source

A special committee set up to streamline policies on foreign workers is said to have suggested placing workers under the human resources ministry.

Don’t demonise foreign workers, Malaysians told

AICHR representative Eric Paulsen laments the 'xenophobic' attitude towards migrant workers, especially during festive seasons where they are portrayed as 'taking over' the city.

Waive regularisation fees for workers’ kids, say oil palm growers

MEOA says the hefty fees could discourage growers from regularising their foreign workers, defeating the purpose of the programme.

Lift foreign worker ban, say Indian Muslims

Jewellery shops and F&B outlets affected by lack of workers, says community leader.

Do we know how to regulate foreign workers?

If the new government is going to pride itself on integrity and good governance, then we should see some changes soon.

No freeze in intake of foreign workers, says ministry

The human resources ministry says many applications to bring in workers were rejected for non-compliance with the law.

Better low wage than no wage, Dr M reminds choosy Malaysians

Calling on Malaysians to work to help the country progress, the prime minister says the government is working on certain measures, including amendments to labour laws, to improve the lives of workers.

New plan to stop foreign workers bringing in contagious diseases

A study will be conducted on immediate medical screening of workers once they land at KLIA, says minister M Kula Segaran.

Multi-tier foreign worker levy system to begin next January

The quantum will be approved by the Cabinet, says Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

Panel to streamline intake of foreign workers completes report

Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran will meet with the relevant ministers at the end of the month.

Govt mulling registration to protect Malaysians working abroad

They are free to work anywhere, but they should be well-informed and receive a reasonable salary and protection, says Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran.

Tackle sensitive structural issues to succeed, G25 tells EAC

The NGO notes that no progress had been made in past attempts at reform because previous governments had caved in to pressure when implementing politically sensitive reforms.

Over 10 companies monitored for ill-treating foreign workers

Treat foreign workers as well as you treat Malaysians, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran tells employers.

Don’t dilly-dally in review of foreign worker policies, government told

A former immigration official says there have been delays in the renewal of work permits ever since the new government took over Putrajaya.

Delay in permit renewal leaves foreign workers in limbo

Workers and employers alike are frustrated by the long wait and lack of transparency, says Tenaganita.

Penang CM moots dorms to house foreign workers

Chow Kon Yeow says this could help alleviate social ills stemming from overcrowding of foreign workers at regular neighbourhoods.

Freezing intake of Bangladeshi workers won’t stop corruption, say bosses groups

MEF and FMM recommend that the government instead eliminate third-party agents to promote greater transparency in the recruitment process.

In Cameron Highlands, business depends on foreign workers

Business owners say locals are unwilling to work blue-collar jobs, although an Orang Asli representative says employers prefer to hire foreigners as they are willing to work for less.

Amend laws before foreign workers’ wages can be deducted, says Socso

Its deputy chief executive (corporate) Azlaily Abdul Rahman says the country must also sign an MoU with the source country.

Why not EPF, asks MTUC on proposal to keep 20% foreign...

The trades union says allowing foreign workers to contribute to the EPF would be a fairer deal.