Malaysia hints at resuming foreign workers' recruitment
Tribune Online Report

The Malaysian government will announce a decision on the recruitment of foreign workers soon, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

"An important decision on this will be announced in due course," Hamidi was quoted by Malaysia state news agency Bernama as saying.

He made the statement while addressing a programme in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday night.

"I am very concerned about the issue of foreign workers, and I am aware that many sectors are affected.  Employers are urging the government to open our doors to more foreign workers again,” Hamidi said..

The Malaysian deputy prime minister went on to say: "The government is listening, and there will be an important announcement on this matter in due course.

In March, the Malaysian government halted the recruitment of new foreign workers into the country, including the 1.5 million new Bangladeshi workers who were supposed to get employment opportunities there.

The decision came nearly a month after Bangladesh signed a deal to send 1.5m workers to Malaysia under Government to Government Plus mechanism.

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