Ministry, Jakoa plan to replace foreign workers with Orang Asli in plantations

Geraldine Tong

Modified 6 Sep 2020, 9:37 am

The Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa) said they are currently in discussion with the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry to develop a pilot project in Perak and Pahang to replace foreign workers in oil palm plantations with local workers, including the Orang Asli.

Jakoa public relations officer Muhammad Syurahnabil Hashim said they are collecting the names of those from Orang Asli communities who are interested.

“Following our meeting with the ministry, Jakoa will develop a pilot project in...

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