By June Moh
New Straits Times | 20 April 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) today lauded the introduction of online registration systems for foreign workers, enforced since April 1, saying there are huge benefits for those who utilise the systems.
“We have always supported online processing and advocate for the computerisation of the entire foreign workers recruitment process, from application to yearly renewals until check-out and repatriation,” FMM told the New Straits Times today.
The government recently set up online systems for employers to recruit foreign workers, namely the Foreign Worker Application System (SPPA), Integrated Foreign Workers Management system (ePPAx) and also the MYXpats system for expatriates.
FMM said online application systems provide greater convenience and time-saving, compared to the earlier system. This was because employers could now apply from their offices instead of having to be physically present at immigration offices.