YOURSAY | ‘If you don’t want migrants, create laws to stop them from coming – not abuse them when they are here.'
Stanley Sudhagaran says Chow Kon Yeow should not create further prejudice toward migrant workers.
The task will taken over by the Human Resources Ministry via Private Employment Agencies (PEA).
Minister M Kulasegaran says it will be headed by former Court of Appeal judge and G25 spokesperson.
The gov't is also discussing with counterparts in Bangladesh to open up recruitment channels for their citizens to work here, says PM.
PARLIAMENT | This is a temporary, however, as the minister says he's in discussion with the home ministry on a new policy.
LETTER | What is sorely needed is a dignified balancing of opportunities as the de facto policy.
Ong Chong Swen says the new government must first implement transformative assistive programmes.
Adly Zaharin says Malacca may take it up, while proprietors surveyed say it shouldn't be rushed.
The minister says it has yet to be discussed by stakeholders, and is only meant for local eateries.
Perkira president Mohd Ridzuan says a letter has also been sent to the new home minister.
COMMENT | As usual when it comes to money, it is the exploited who are made scapegoats.
The local workforce will be prioritised, says Home Minister.
LETTER | The government cannot blame anyone but themselves for the problems caused by excess foreign workers.
A QUESTION OF BUSINESS | One major stupid move was to import cheap labour from overseas.
Zainal Rafique dismisses GST argument as shallow, blames poor business on influx of foreigners.
Mustafar Ali says some are employed in sectors other than the ones they were registered for.
Akmal Nasir raises concerns of the negative impact on local graduates if this is allowed.
The fate of local workers cannot be gambled with, in the name of helping industries, says Lembah Pantai MP.
It sounds good on paper but there are other factors to consider, says a developer.
Immigration DG says over 2,000 foreign workers and 44 employers have been arrested since the E-card deadline on June 30.
Likas rep Junz Wong rues the lack of a standardised permit for foreign workers in Sabah, suggests one be implemented.
This is to make it easier for employers to hire foreign workers, says the Home Ministry.