Government eases foreign worker policy for manufacturers

Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed says manufacturing companies cannot expand their businesses without manpower. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 11, 2017.

EXPORT-ORIENTED manufacturers can now hire foreign workers to make up 100% of their production staff, Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed has announced.

The move comes after the World Bank released a statement on Monday urging the government to review its migration policies to enjoy potential greater economic benefits from cheaper, lower-skilled migrant workers.

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