Bring back labour exchange to simplify entry of foreign workers, contractors tell Putrajaya

Desmond Davidson

Master Builders Association Malaysia says by just giving contractors the numbers of foreign workers they require, this would drastically reduce the number of illegal foreign workers and increase the number of legal foreign workers. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 30, 2022.

CONTRACTORS have sought the immediate intervention of Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to reinstate the Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad (Clab) to simplify the entry of foreign workers, as the industry continues to grapple with a chronic worker shortage.

Master Builders Association Malaysia (Mbam), on behalf of 10 construction associations, in a joint statement, said the key to ensure sufficient supply of workers is “to simplify the foreign worker application process”.

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