Progressive levy for foreign workers by 2019

Asila Jalil

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the government wants to create a more conducive and competitive environment to encourage the hiring of locals. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 17, 2017.

A PROGRESSIVE levy will be implemented by 2019 in a bid to discourage the hiring of foreign workers, the home minister said.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said employers preferred to hire foreigners if the levy remains too low.

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