Govt to look into fate of Malaysian workers who lost jobs in S’pore


THE government has assured that the fate of Malaysians workers who lost their jobs in Singapore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be given due attention, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.

The minister said he had held a meeting with the republic’s Ministry of Manpower to seek an amicable solution to the issue faced by Malaysian workers in that country.

“The government is always concerned about the fate of Malaysians working in other countries. Not only in Singapore as we are in a health crisis (COVID-19). We (the government) will take a positive step towards addressing the issue.

“They can return to Malaysia and undergo the COVID-19 screening test. The government will find the best way to provide employment opportunities to them,” he during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here today.

He was replying to a question from P. Prabakaran (PH-Batu) on the government’s efforts to help Malaysian workers who lost their jobs in Singapore due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.