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Foreign Workers Only Allowed In Construction, Agriculture And Plantations, Says Deputy Minister

Foreign Workers Only Allowed In Construction, Agriculture And Plantations, Says Deputy Minister

He also said that the government aims to standardise the minimum wage to RM1,200.

Hakim Hassan

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The government will allow only three sectors – construction, agriculture and plantations – to use foreign workers, said Deputy Human Resource Minister Awang Solahudin Hashim.

As for other sectors, we will fill the vacancies with local workers.

Deputy Human Resource Minister Awang Solahudin Hashim.

He told the Dewan Rakyat that the decision was made to reduce the dependency on foreign labour.

Awang also said that the government aims to standardise wages to RM1,200 nationwide.

So far, 56 municipalities have adopted the RM1,200 floor wage while others still stick to RM1,100. We will try standardise RM1,200 as the minimum wage, amend the Act and bring it to Parliament, preferably during this term.

Deputy Human Resource Minister Awang Solahudin Hashim

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