Malaysia has temporarily suspended the process of hiring new foreign workers. Until further notice, the country’s government has suspended quota applications and approval of foreign workers through the country’s Foreign Worker Employment Relaxation Plan (PKPPA).
News Malay Mail.
Malaysian Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said, till Tuesday (March 14), the ministry has approved 9 lakh 95 thousand 396 quotas for foreign workers in various sectors. After that it was decided to postpone the issue of quota application and approval.
He said, PKPPA has approved the quota application of these workers after consideration. Sectors where workers are allowed include manufacturing, construction, plantations, agriculture and restaurant services.
In a statement on Friday (March 18), the minister said, the workers approved so far in the quota are expected to be able to meet the demand of foreign workers in industries and other critical sectors.
He said that the process of hiring foreign workers has been suspended for a temporary period to ensure that the workers who have been approved in the quota, employers can now bring them smoothly.
He further said, I call on the employers who have the approval, to complete the recruitment process quickly during this period.
V. Sivakumar said that the number of foreign workers coming to the country is still far less than the quota approved by the ministry.
Bangladesh Time: 1043 hours, March 19, 2023
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