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.
Guan Eng tells Saravanan to slash migrant worker red tape
DAP chairman says minister should look at how to help, not harm, business.
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.
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.
Singapore eases movement curbs for migrant workers
However, activists criticise remaining ‘discriminatory’ restrictions.
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'.
Govt’s delay in processing migrant workers irks employers
Bosses baffled by lack of progress in approvals for 500,000 work applications.
MTUC protests against influx of 500,000 Bangladesh workers
Arrivals could lead to forced labour, cost locals jobs, says Kamarul Baharin.
Hamzah says no more migrant worker special quotas
Home minister says regulations have been tightened, subject to scrutiny by a centralised committee.
Fadillah says Malaysia pushing for influx of migrant construction workers
Minister says talks with Indonesia, Myanmar due in February to address labour shortage.