Independent committee on foreign workers to start work 
in 2 weeks


The independent committee that coordinate the overall policies and management of foreign workers will begin its work on the second week of October, said Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran.

He said the committee would be headed by former Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Yunus and former civil servants group spokesman Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin.

Kulasegaran said the committee would travel around the country from Perlis to Sabah to gain insights on the hiring of foreign workers.

“This independent committee will make recommendations to the government after gaining views on foreign workers, so that a holistic decision can be reached,” he told reporters after launching the 2018 Charity Fun Fair at the Sekolah Semangat Maju Ipoh in Ipoh yesterday.

Meanwhile, Kulasegaran said the government is discussing with several countries to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the entry of foreign workers to the country.

Previous agreements with Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and India have already expired except with Sri Lanka. Even though we intend to sign it (MoU), but there are some restrictions that need to be settled first,” he said.

Kulasegaran said among the problems that need to be addressed are on salary and insurance of the foreign workers.

On the event, the Ipoh Barat MP said more than 100 pupils from the special school for children with learning disabilities joined the programme. — Bernama