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Nurul Izzah warns of repercussions with 100pct foreign workers rule

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PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has warned against a proposal to allow export-oriented manufacturers to hire 100 percent foreign workers for their production line.

Nurul Izzah was responding to Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed who yesterday said the move could help maintain Malaysia's competitiveness in the global supply chain.

"By right, the course of action should be those that consider the rakyat's interest, particularly in reducing the burden of the bottom 40 (B40) and middle 40 (M40) group, as well as youths who have been impacted by economic instability and shrinking job opportunities," she said.

Nurul Izzah stressed that the fate of local workers cannot be gambled with, in the name of helping industries...

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