Muar furniture makers warn of shortage of 20,000 workers

Andrew Chin

Opening of the Muar furniture park last March. The royal town is dubbed the capital of furniture-making, contributing almost RM6 billion to the industry. – YouTube pic, March 24, 2019.

LABOUR shortage and increasing production costs are affecting the furniture industry sector, especially in the capital of furniture-making – Muar – which could result in a dire end for those in the industry.

Labour shortage is the bigger issue and Muar will be badly affected if the issue is not resolved within six months, said the Muar Furniture Chamber of Commerce president Keh Wee Kiet.

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  • There will be no shortage if you offer higher wages...

    Posted 1 year ago by Hisham Mokhtar

  • We have thousands of prisoners on parole looking for people to give them jobs. Go and talk to the prison department and work with them. They can help you. They have rehabilitation programmes for their ex prisoners and the prison department want the people to give them a second chance in life. The estimate there are going to be about 32,000 prisoners due for parole. Better to hire them than to hire foreigners who will repatriate our money back to Their own country thus we lose on foreign exchange and weakens our exchange rate.

    Posted 1 year ago by Elyse Gim

  • Always the same excuse not enough foreign workers..

    Posted 1 year ago by Shahrizal Hisham Abdul Halim