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CHENNAI: Malaysia has the most restrictive laws on women migrant workers, with many preferring to avoid deportation by working illegally, ignoring abuse and labour law violations, Reuters reports quoting a new global study on female workers.
The report, released by an alliance of companies, universities and civil society organisations, cites the requirement of female migrant workers to take a pregnancy test prior to departure from their home country, and on a yearly basis thereafter.
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KUALA LUMPUR: BOSSES who make their foreign workers pay the employment levy imposed by the government will be held liable under the law.
Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abd Muttalib said they could be cited under the Fee Act 1951.
The ministry had made it clear in the past that employers were legally bound to commit to the Employers Undertaking document, which they signed before they were permitted to hire foreign workers.
Aside from the levy obligation, employers must also adhere to other conditions when employing foreign workers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) today lauded the introduction of online registration systems for foreign workers, enforced since April 1, saying there are huge benefits for those who utilise the systems.
“We have always supported online processing and advocate for the computerisation of the entire foreign workers recruitment process, from application to yearly renewals until check-out and repatriation,” FMM told the New Straits Times today.
The government recently set up online systems for employers to recruit foreign workers, namely the Foreign Worker Application System (SPPA), Integrated Foreign Workers Management system (ePPAx) and also the MYXpats system for expatriates.
FMM said online application systems provide greater convenience and time-saving, compared to the earlier system. This was because employers could now apply from their offices instead of having to be physically present at immigration offices.
“We do not have to line up in early hours of the morning to get the queue numbers and employers only need be physically present to collect their approvals,” it said.
It said costs should also be reduced as agents are no longer required to submit documents, queue or collect approvals on behalf of the employers.
“There is greater confidentiality to company’s information as compared to hard copies (documents submission) which could be easily duplicated,” FMM said.
FMM said the systems also alleviated the administrative burden of the authorities as each company would need to digitalise their information into the online system which would then be readily accessible throughout different government levels for approvals.
“It is not only green but also saves time, resources, papers and photocopy cost.
“We hope employers are able to track the progress of their online applications at every stage and all documents and information uploaded would be kept safe,” FMM said.
It was reported that all employers applying to hire foreign workers were required to submit necessary documents via online applications, except for foreign domestic helpers from April 1.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is also Home Minister, said the ruling was applicable for applications for foreign workers from all source countries.
He said the measure was taken to ensure employers were not cheated by employment agents and paying extra costs, besides preventing the agents from taking advantage of foreign workers that were in dire straits.
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PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry is currently investigating some of the 14 immigration state branches which have issued e-Kad to illegal foreign workers who have not gone through the Rehiring Programme.
Its deputy minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said it was wrong to issue the cards — that allows them to be identified to the authorities — unless the employee undergoes the programme.
\"This is wrong, (and) those who have obtained their e-Kad through this manner, return it. If they\'re caught either by the immigration or the police, their e-Kad is invalid unless they have gone through the programme,\" he told reporters here after visiting Western Digital (M) Sdn Bhd with some officers from the ministry and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority.
When asked if there may have been confusion when issuing the e-Kad, he said: \"The instructions from KDN (home ministry) are very clear — e-Kad is a subset of the Rehiring Programme and cannot be issued without going through it.\"
On how the E-Kad had been obtained by the illegal workers, he said: \"The Rehiring Programme is done at the Immigration offices. When an illegal foreign worker comes with their employer, they (the employer) will have to pay some charges, including a levy to the government and then, an e-Kad will be issued to the employee.
\"But, it\'s been identified that some immigration branches have issued the e-Kad without going through the programme,\" he said.
He declined to state how many e-Kad have been issued when pressed further.
On a separate note, he urged that all applications for foreign workers be done through online systems available on two portals — ePPax, a centralised foreign worker management system, and sppa, which is meant for hiring employees from Bangladesh only.
This is because the ePPax system is used generally, or business-to-business, while sppa is a government-to-government (between Malaysia and Bangladesh) initiative.
\"I hope that employers will not be confused on the matter as we have conducted engagements through the media and employers\' association,\" he said.
The ePPax website is www.eppax.gov.my and sppa\'s is portal.sppa.com.my.
\"When an employer enters his application in the portals, it does not mean they will get a worker\'s permit immediately. There is a second procedure to call the applicants for them to prove through an interview that they do need the (foreign) employees. We, at the Home Ministry, also want to make sure the application is legitimate.
\"Upon confirmation of the application, the approval letter and sticker for foreign workers will be issued,\" he added.
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