Kuala Lumpur market traders complain of illegal foreign competition

Business associations say migrant workers circumvent rules by paying local proxies to get DBKL trading licence.

By Khoo Gek San · 4 days ago

Kuala Lumpur market traders complain of illegal foreign competition

Govt agrees to recruit 10,000 Sri Lankan workers

Saravanan says move will help economy of crisis-hit south Asian country.

· 5 days ago

Govt agrees to recruit 10,000 Sri Lankan workers

Stress, financial woes push migrant workers to suicide, say activists

Situation is made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa · 4 weeks ago

Stress, financial woes push migrant workers to suicide, say activists

Guan Eng tells Saravanan to slash migrant worker red tape

DAP chairman says minister should look at how to help, not harm, business.

By Ravin Palanisamy · 1 month ago

Guan Eng tells Saravanan to slash migrant worker red tape

Guan Eng insists Saravanan ‘suspend himself’ after migrant worker fiasco

DAP chairman says minister, senior officials root cause of current impasse with Indonesia over labour.

By Elill Easwaran · 1 month ago

Guan Eng insists Saravanan ‘suspend himself’ after migrant worker fiasco


Rights group demands end to corporal punishment after wrongful whipping of migrant

Umbrella organisation queries legal process after migrant worker wrongfully whipped before appeal heard.

· 2 months ago

Rights group demands end to corporal punishment after wrongful whipping of migrant

Singapore eases movement curbs for migrant workers

However, activists criticise remaining ‘discriminatory’ restrictions.

· 3 months ago

Singapore eases movement curbs for migrant workers

Come clean on import of Bangladeshi foreign workers, Ramasamy tells govt

DAP rep wants details of agency selection criteria, given process 'replete with allegations of corruption, mistreatment'.

· 3 months ago · 1 comment

Come clean on import of Bangladeshi foreign workers, Ramasamy tells govt

Govt’s delay in processing migrant workers irks employers

Bosses baffled by lack of progress in approvals for 500,000 work applications.

By Khoo Gek San · 5 months ago

Govt’s delay in processing migrant workers irks employers

MTUC protests against influx of 500,000 Bangladesh workers 

Arrivals could lead to forced labour, cost locals jobs, says Kamarul Baharin.

· 5 months ago

MTUC protests against influx of 500,000 Bangladesh workers 

Hamzah says no more migrant worker special quotas

Home minister says regulations have been tightened, subject to scrutiny by a centralised committee.

· 8 months ago

Hamzah says no more migrant worker special quotas

Fadillah says Malaysia pushing for influx of migrant construction workers

Minister says talks with Indonesia, Myanmar due in February to address labour shortage.

· 8 months ago

Fadillah says Malaysia pushing for influx of migrant construction workers

Better accommodation for migrant workers long overdue

Commentary by Josh Hong · 9 months ago

Better accommodation for migrant workers long overdue

Justice and migrant workers in Malaysia in a time of pandemic

· 9 months ago

Malaysia’s economy will suffer without migrant workers, employers federation says

Malaysians still shunning dirty, dangerous, difficult jobs frustrate business owners, who can’t meet demand.

By Noel Achariam · 11 months ago

Malaysia’s economy will suffer without migrant workers, employers federation says