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Kudos to SPAD for a right policy

I seldom compliment BN government except for stop and reduce foreign workers policy.

More than RM 20 billion outflow each year is a dire consequence of over-depending on foreign workers. Other issues caused by foreign workers are like security issue in Sabah and social illness like TB recurring.


SPAD won’t support proposal to employ foreign workers in transport sector – Syed Hamid

JOHOR BAHARU, Nov 2 (Bernama) — The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will not support applications by transport operators or companies to employ foreigners to overcome shortage of workers.

Its chairman, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, said they should look into other ways of addressing the problem, like looking into initiatives or formula to attract locals, especially young people, to work for them.

“There are already nearly three million foreigners working in the country and the presence of too many foreign workers can create security problems,” he told reporters after opening a road safety campaign for lorry drivers, here today.

The campaign, organised by the Johor Sand and Granite Lorry Operators’ Association, was held at the Truck Nation Malaysia Sdn Bhd exhibition gallery here.

Syed Hamid advised local youths to not be too selective when seeking employment as there were many graduates who did well in jobs which were not within the scope of what they had studied.

He said this in response to a request by members of the Johor Sand and Granite Lorry Operators’ Association to employ foreigners to work at their workshops.

The request was conveyed by association president, Frankie Chia, who said in his speech that the association members would want to employ foreign workers as local youths did not want to work in workshops.

On the use of speed limit by heavy vehicles, Syed Hamid said SPAD was prepared to discuss the matter with the industry players and the Road Transport Department.

On a request by taxi operators between Johor Baharu and Singapore to increase the fare, he said SPAD had conducted a study on the matter and had submitted the findings to the government for further action.

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