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Foreign workers get RM4 billion windfall

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 May 2009: The 2.2 million foreign workers in the country would enjoy a RM4 billion windfall this year because they need not pay the levy as it would be borne by their employers. From April, it was compulsory for employers to pay the RM1800 levy per worker per year for both new […]

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Immigration officer nabbed for bribery

PENANG, 17 April 2009: A state immigration department officer has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes from illegal immigrants to facilitate their exit from the country without documentation. A team of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers nabbed the immigration officer at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas about 7am today. Also picked up were […]

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Employers can deduct levy from wages

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 April 2009: There is good news for employers — they are once again allowed to deduct the levy from the wages of their foreign workers until the expiry of their present visas, Labour Director-General Datuk Ismail Abdul Rahim said today. They had earlier been directed by the department to stop such deduction, […]

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Stop levy deductions, employers told

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 April 2009: The government has ordered all employers to stop deducting the cost of levy from the monthly wages of their foreign workers from this month. This was conveyed to the employers through individual letters by the Manpower Department last week, according to the executive director of the Malaysian Federation of Employers, […]

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M’sia, Bangladesh reach accord on workers

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 March 2009: Malaysia and Bangladesh today reached an understanding to tighten legislation to ensure that Bangladeshi workers for the Malaysian manufacturing and plantation sectors are not recruited without jobs being available for them. Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam said Bangladesh had given the assurance that it would enforce legislation strictly […]

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Recruitment of foreign workers declining

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 March 2009: The recruitment of foreign workers declined by 60,000 in the nine months between March to December last year, Dewan Rakyat was told today. Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the number of foreign workers that stood at 2.12mil in March declined to 2.06mil by December 2008. “With the […]

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