He says the matter must be addressed immediately as it could lead to global market shunning local products.
'As long as they getting proper treatment, which is free in Malaysia, they are healthy enough to be hired'.
Minister says the counter, which aids people with their employment insurance claims, has been a success.
Project will enable low-income group to meet and deal with relevant agencies, says minister.
The ministry will be better able to assess sectors with labour shortages, congress says.
The minister says it has yet to be discussed by stakeholders, and is only meant for local eateries.
The Employment Insurance System is set to be rolled out after it is passed by the Dewan Negara on Monday.
UPDATED 1.50 PM | The revised bill lowers the monthly contribution rate for employee insurance plans to 0.2 pct.
HR Minister Richard Riot says the move will help to bridge the income gap in the private sector.
HR minister had said that cases involving former MAS crew won’t be pursued because MAS ‘no longer existed’.
Minister says those arrested, including aide, are 'innocent until proven guilty'.