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Bosses’ group slams ‘over commercialisation’ in foreign worker recruitment

Free Malaysia Today, Malaysia, 28 July 2022 - Excessive “commercialisation” in the migrant worker recruitment process has led to many issues including unjustified costs, says an employers’ group.

Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan explained that as a result, there were people who wanted to “protect” the system.

“It is better to have a system that functions more on a government-to-government (G2G) kind of arrangement,” he said, adding that this approach would yield a cost of approximately RM4,000 per migrant worker.

“But in the current system, the cost can easily exceed RM10,000 per worker.”

Shamsuddin said this tonight during a forum on the country’s labour shortage.

On levy collection, Shamsuddin suggested that the annual sum collected, estimated at about RM4 billion, be channelled back to employers.

“Currently the government is using it as their revenue, it’s been placed in a consolidated account.”

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Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/07/28/bosses-group-slams-over-commercialisation-in-foreign-worker-recruitment/

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