Sunday, September 1, 2013

MEF wants easier absorption of foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) wants the Government to allow easier absorption of foreign workers into other industries that are facing shortage of workers.

MEF executive director Sham­suddin Bardan said the issue was not about re-registering their workers although it had become more stringent.

“Many employers prefer to transfer their unwanted foreign workers to other industries that are facing a shortage.

“It will be economical for employers as they will be able to fully utilise the foreign workers from other industries instead of having to re-hire new ones from their respective countries,” he said yesterday.

A check by The Star at various business centres around Subang and Petaling Jaya showed that foreign workers at various businesses are working as usual.