PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia June 8 (NNN-Bernama) — The Home Ministry today denied the allegation of the influx of 80,000 Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia three days before the 14th General Election (GE14).
In a statement yesterday, the ministry said the checks on its records showed that only 648 Bangladeshi workers were approved to enter the country on May 7 and 8.
It said employers were allowed to employ foreign workers from 15 resource countries and it was also up to them to select the resource countries based on their requirements.
The government remains committed to providing employment opportunities and prioritising local workers.
However, if employers fails to get local workers, the government will consider the application for employment of foreign workers for the permitted sectors according to existing rules and regulations, the statement said.–NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM News Network