By: Robin Agustin
Free Malaysia Today | 6 August 2018
PETALING JAYA: The country’s largest employer and labour groups have urged the government to stop the outsourcing of foreign worker recruitment processes, which they say have pushed up costs and resulted in abuses.
Speaking to FMT, Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan and Malaysian Trades Union Congress secretary-general J Solomon called for a return to government-to-government arrangements as practised until the late 1990s.
They were reacting to reports on the shortage of workers from Nepal due to Kathmandu’s decision to stop sending them to Malaysia.
Nepal’s government is reportedly unhappy that Malaysia has imposed tight immigration rules on potential migrant workers, including those related to processes they have to go through in their respective countries.