Tag: illegal workers
Building and Wood Workers' International says many illegal workers are victims of unscrupulous employers and agents.
Five-month programme for foreign workers and families to obtain regular papers, to ease labour shortage in plantations and agriculture.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers says foreign workers management should be under the human resources ministry, not the home ministry.
Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says priority will be given to locals and that the hiring of foreign workers will be better managed.
South Korea may seem like the land of milk and honey, but many Malaysians are taking a big risk by working illegally there as they have no protection.
Immigration DG says this to representatives who conveyed requests for a halt to the crackdown on their nationals working illegally in Malaysia.
Number of Nepali job seekers coming to Malaysia has more than doubled following the move to get rid of undocumented workers, says report.
These employers had failed to register their workers for the E-cards before the June 30 deadline.
This follows reports of workers being brought from China on social visit passes and left stranded after discovering they may have to work illegally at low wages.
'Break the law first, apologise later and then receive approval' is how things work here.
Mustafar Ali says employers must be prepared to accept the consequences when they violate laws and regulations.
They must register before June 30 or risk imprisonment, fines or whipping.
Deputy home minister says state will even facilitate the return of North Koreans with work permits if they wish to return home.
Undocumented workers in Malaysia face terrible working conditions, are exploited by their bosses, discriminated against by locals, and preyed upon by policemen, says report in The Guardian.
Groups address concerns over illegal migrants taking jobs from locals and other problems due to lack of clear direction, conditions set for temporary work pass.
Joint task force ready to act against employers and revoke business licences in city centre.
Beware claims of visas for sale, says Australian government.
Australian daily reports tales of low wages and squalid workers housing
Immigration Director-General Mustafar Ali wants to expose companies which hire, harbour illegal migrant workers, aside from seizing and freezing assets.
Human Resource Minister Richard Riot blames businesses for specifically asking agencies for foreign workers who are then not registered with authorities.
Documented foreign workers just shy of 15% ratio limit set by Putrajaya, as ministry appeals for more recruitment of locals.
Nur Jazlan calls on employers to register illegal workers under the Rehiring Programme
Home Ministry also discusses with industry players re-employment of illegal immigrants and another meeting to be held at end February.
Program to legitimise illegal foreign workers in the country, which kicks of today, will see employers having to fork out between RM1,400 and almost RM3,500, plus immigration fines, and work permits, among others.
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