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Minister: Employers replacing locals with migrants liable to RM50k fine

Human Resources Minister V Sivakumar has issued a warning to Malaysian employers found to initiate layoffs of local workers and replace them with migrant labourers hired under relaxed conditions for quota approvals.

He said this followed increased complaints against local companies allegedly pursuing such measures, the latest involving 102 workers at a company in Penang, after receiving approvals to hire more migrant workers.

“I would like to sternly warn employers and local companies that...

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