Malaysian Govt. to study recruitment of foreign workers, outsourcing companies

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said the Government will set up a laboratory to study the recruitment of foreign workers and the role of outsourcing companies on the matter.

Yassin said the laboratory will be headed by the Home Ministry and would comprise representatives from other ministries and related agencies.

According to reports, it would be given two months to provide feedback on matters such as policies, recruitment procedures, role of outsourcing companies and agents and the laws involved.

“This is to ensure tighter conditions for the hiring of foreign workers. For example, if a company wants to hire foreign workers, the Home Ministry will assess the situation to see whether they really need them,” The News Strait Times quoted Yassin, as saying.

“The laboratory will also review the existing system to ensure foreign workers return to their home countries once their contract expires,” he added.

He added that it would make recommendations on the steps to be taken to ensure the hiring of foreign workers was according to needs. (ANI)

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