Illegals using locals to apply for trading permits

Angie Tan

A trade group calls for action against foreign traders operating outside the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market, saying they threaten local vendors’ business. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 12, 2020.

UNDOCUMENTED foreigners formerly employed at the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market are using Malaysians as proxies to apply for business licences, said traders’ associations.

They said this has been happening since a freeze on migrant workers was announced amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • When these foreign workers are pushed into a corner with no jobs and no chance of earning a decent living, some will resort to crimes. The government have to realize that abandoning them like this is not going to go down well for the country. If they are UNHCR cardholders then they should be given a chance to work so that they can provide for their families. The last thing we need is to have social problems on top of covid.

    Posted 7 months ago by Elyse Gim