JAKARTA: A single window system to register foreign workers online will be implemented next month to tackle the issue of human trafficking and victimisation of foreign workers.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also home minister, said the system would apply to all manpower-supplying nations, except Indonesia, which would follow suit after a meeting in Putrajaya next month.
“It will also be implemented for Indonesian workers following the signing of an official agreement after next month\'s meeting,” he told a media conference after a meeting with Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri here Saturday.
He said the single window system was to ensure only one channel for the approval of foreign workers, namely, applications online.
“This is to prevent misappropriation, or excessive payment or recruiting of workers without employers … so that there is a coordination of workers, no longer without employers resulting in them becoming illegal foreign workers,” he said – Bernama