Govt never barred Malaysians from working abroad, says Saravanan


Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan says the discussion of Australia’s Farm Labour Visa Scheme in Dewan Negara recently has nothing to do with restrictions for Malaysians to work abroad, including Australia. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 19, 2021.

THE government has never restricted Malaysians from going overseas to work, but it is subject to the terms, conditions and legislation of the respective country, Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan said.

He explained in statement today that there may have been confusions over the alleged restrictions on Malaysians working overseas after the issue of the plantation sector workers scheme in Australia was raised in the Dewan Negara recently.


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