Foreign workers recruitment start here

PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet Committee for Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants (JKKPA-PATI) has decided on three measures that should be undertaken by employers to ensure accountability and responsibility during the term of employment. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who chaired the meeting with the stakeholders, here, today, said employers would have to provide housing facilities for the foreign workers with minimum standards of accommodation.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister said a pilot project for housing foreign workers was already started in Pengerang, Johor that can cater up to 10,000 people. \"We are looking at a long term housing facilities for foreign workers, which is more centralised with facilities like such toilets, beds, grocery shops and place of worship. This is also to provide a more humane living conditions for these workers especially those in the construction site. \"As for other measures, the committee has agreed to the implementation of strict liability principles on employers hiring foreign workers to ensure more responsibility until the workers are sent back to their home countries. \"The hiring of foreign workers will no longer be done through agents but via a single window system online application integrated with the relevant authorities, \" he said. Zahid added as of June, there are 2.2 million legal foreign workers in Malaysia.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 ― The Home Ministry has denied a report claiming that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had ordered it to award a management system contract for Bangladeshi workers to his brother\\\\\\\'s company, saying the matter is still being discussed.

In a statement published by The Star today, the ministry admitted, however, that there was a “note” on the working paper submitted by Real Time Networking Sdn Bhd ― whose executive chairman Datuk Abdul Hakim is Zahid’s brother.

The ministry did not divulge further details on the note but stressed that it did not not amount to a directive or approval for the contract award.

“A few companies, including Real Time Networking Sdn Bhd, have submitted proposals to the ministry to provide a system to manage foreign workers.

“However, we have not made any decision. We are still looking through all the proposals. A committee will decide through the existing procedures,” the Home Ministry was quoted saying.

The ministry added that Malaysia and Bangladesh will continue talks to ensure a quick resolution to the repatriation of illegal workers from the latter nation.

“We are also working together to establish the process for new intake of workers is done transparently and systematically in stages,” it added.

Zahid is home minister and was recently appointed as deputy prime minister after a Cabinet reshuffle.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 ― The Home Ministry has denied a report claiming that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had ordered it to award a management system contract for Bangladeshi workers to his brother\\\\\\\'s company, saying the matter is still being discussed.

In a statement published by The Star today, the ministry admitted, however, that there was a “note” on the working paper submitted by Real Time Networking Sdn Bhd ― whose executive chairman Datuk Abdul Hakim is Zahid’s brother.

The ministry did not divulge further details on the note but stressed that it did not not amount to a directive or approval for the contract award.

“A few companies, including Real Time Networking Sdn Bhd, have submitted proposals to the ministry to provide a system to manage foreign workers.

“However, we have not made any decision. We are still looking through all the proposals. A committee will decide through the existing procedures,” the Home Ministry was quoted saying.

The ministry added that Malaysia and Bangladesh will continue talks to ensure a quick resolution to the repatriation of illegal workers from the latter nation.

“We are also working together to establish the process for new intake of workers is done transparently and systematically in stages,” it added.

Zahid is home minister and was recently appointed as deputy prime minister after a Cabinet reshuffle.

- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/no-order-from-zahid-to-award-foreign-worker-system-contract-to-brothers-fir#sthash.vBjAqP6L.dpuf

 

 

Happy Vietnamese workers at workplace.

Our first group of Vietnamese foreign workers left for Belarus and started work at a vegetable farm in Kobrin, Belarus. They have acclimatised themselves and are very happy because the boss provides all three meals, and mind you they get Asian food. More workers will be sent soon. We have happy clients and happy workers.

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Companies faced with a manpower crunch are offering bonuses, medical benefits and even supermarket vouchers to attract and retain part-time workers.

They are competing to hire students, housewives and older people to help make up for foreign workers who have become costlier to hire since the Government raised levies and imposed higher salary criteria for foreigners to qualify for work passes.

The past year has also seen the average hourly rate for part-time work rise from around $6.50 to $9, recruitment experts told The Sunday Times. It has even hit $10 in industries such as food and beverage and telephone customer support, which are highly dependent on foreign workers.

Part-timers work less than 35 hours a week and are entitled by law to rest days, overtime pay and pro-rated leave. But several firms told The Sunday Times they are doing even more.

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