Illegal foreign labour plan another exercise in futility


Josh Hong

An amnesty programme offers undocumented foreign workers the chance to go home via legal channels for a token fine of RM300-500. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 30, 2020.

EARLIER this month, Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin announced that employers in the construction, manufacturing, plantation and agriculture sectors would be allowed to hire undocumented migrant workers under the Labour Recalibration Plan, whereas the Repatriation Recalibration Plan would make it possible for migrants to, subject to certain conditions, voluntarily return to their homeland, with effect from November 16 to June 30.

The two plans are implemented by the Immigration and Labour Departments and other government agencies with no third parties or middlemen involved.


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