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Cabinet puts a stop to new intake in manufacturing and services sectors

This decision came too late after a few million low skill workers have flooding this Bolehland. From my own estimate, at least 90% of workers in a Chinese hawker center at Taman Connaught are foreigners.

Besides, corrupt government officials will continue to import foreign workers for its lucrative commissions paid by the employers regardless there is a ban or not.

By A. LETCHUMANAN and MAZWIN NIK ANIS KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has decided to freeze the intake of foreign workers for the manufacturing and services sector, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said. He said the existing foreign workers in the two sectors would be allowed to work until their permits expire or they are retrenched. There are some 2.1 million foreign workers in the country, with about one million of them in the manufacturing and services sector. Dr Subramaniam said there would be exemptions if it is proven that their services are critically needed in some of the manufacturing and services sectors.
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