Foreign workers recruitment start here

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.

Well done!

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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KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Workers Campaign Coalition is urging the government to include foreign domestic workers under the Employment Act.

The Coalition which consist of 11 non-governmental organisation believes that the current employment regulation (terms and condition) for domestic worker was not enough to protect these group of workers.

In a press conference held today, Tenaganita's consultant and director Aegile Fernandez said the government should consider adding domestic workers under the employment act to further protect them instead of allowing these workers to be exploited.