MP SPEAKS | New Perkeso expatriate process will drive out foreign investments

M Kula Segaran


MP SPEAKS | I refer to the news report by The Edge, “Vacancies for rehiring programme, expatriates to go through myfuturejobs effective Nov 1”. It is unfortunate that once again the government is interfering in the operations of businesses in Malaysia instead of doing all it can to allow businesses to flourish.

The new process announced by the Ministry of Human Resources is not only unnecessary but will burden businesses that are already in Malaysia and deter those who intend to come here.

Why make the process harder when the current system works fine and instead be completely oblivious to the consequences of this new policy? Why did the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government make such a poor policy decision without consultation with employer and employee groups, chambers of commerce, and other stakeholders?

The process of a Social Security Organisation (Perkeso) officer sitting in every interview for an expatriate is completely foolish... 

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