Ikea cuts ties with agency for charging fees to migrant workers
Internal investigation reveals labour supplier charged workers as much as US$1,000 each.
Warm ties helped in repatriation of job scam victims, says envoy
Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim says relationship between Cambodia and Malaysia extends beyond government.
Tourism industry welcomes relaxed rules on recruiting migrant workers
Association chiefs say hotels need this shot in the arm to fill vacancies.
Go after employers hiring illegally, says Indonesian envoy
Hermono takes Malaysian authorities to task for ‘unjust treatment’ of undocumented migrant workers.
Migrant worker amnesty receives nearly 50,000 applications for permits
Immigration DG is encouraged by response, saying programme could break the previous record.
Manufacturers’ association welcomes govt plan to bring in migrant workers
FMM asks for seamless integration between ministries during recruitment process.
Sivakumar says influx of migrant workers will not affect local jobs market
Minister says labour urgently needed for roles unpopular with Malaysians.
Migrant worker recruitment agencies want shorter processing time
Associations say employers bogged down by red tape.
Guan Eng disputes Human Resources Ministry’s migrant worker claim
DAP chairman says businesses want to see an end to the ministry’s involvement.
Human Resources Ministry approves 540,000 migrant worker quotas
Ministry says it has almost met the demand for migrant labour.
Employers required to wait for arrival of new migrant workers at KLIA
Immigration DG says regulation ensures legitimacy of employer.
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.
Govt agrees to recruit 10,000 Sri Lankan workers
Saravanan says move will help economy of crisis-hit south Asian country.
Stress, financial woes push migrant workers to suicide, say activists
Situation is made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.