Foreign labour freeze stays as govt puts Malaysians first

Noel Achariam

There are about two million documented migrant workers in Malaysia, a sizeable portion of which have lost their jobs during the coronavirus shutdown and are in need to work. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 27, 2020.

THE government will not be lifting the bar against foreign workers for now as its priority is to make sure that Malaysians have jobs, said Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan.

Saravanan told The Malaysian Insight the freeze on foreign hires is crucial to lower the unemployment rate. 

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