New policy on foreign workers not rational, says employers’ group

The MEF is urging the government to allow foreign workers, including those whose work permits had expired but are eligible for renewal, to be re-employed across all industrial sectors. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 15, 2020.

THE requirement for foreign workers to have valid work permits to be re-employed defeats the purpose of redeployment, said the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).

Its executive director, Shamsuddin Bardan, said many foreign workers will not be able to be redeployed based on this requirement as existing employers only release their foreign workers after the terms of their permits expire.

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