MTUC raps home minister over ‘reckless’ offer of illegal foreign labour

As part of Covid-19 containment efforts, the authorities have rounded up hundreds of illegal immigrants, who are housed in the Immigration Department’s detention centres.– The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 23, 2020.

THE MALAYSIAN Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has chided Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin for proposing that employers hire illegal immigrants in detention centres to help Putrajaya reduce cost on their upkeep. 

MTUC secretary-general J. Solomon said that such a move is reckless and counter-productive to the efforts of the Human Resources Ministry (MOHR) to reduce foreign workers and provide jobs for unemployed Malaysians. 

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