Free Malaysia Today | 22 January 2019

PETALING JAYA: Employers have dismissed calls by a former immigration department official to freeze the intake of foreign workers from Bangladesh as a means to tackle corruption in the recruitment process.

Che Hassan Che Johan had urged the government to stop the intake of Bangladeshi workers to stamp out corruption among agents, employers, enforcement authorities and government agencies.

Che Hassan, who once headed an association of former immigration officers, identified Bangladeshi agents as the main culprits in corruption, saying they brought illegal workers into the country for at least RM3,000 per head. These workers would then be offered to local agents or representatives of employers, he said.



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