Malaysia to crack down on illegal workers

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malaysia workersMalaysian authorities will start a crackdown on foreign workers without valid permits on September 1,2013, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on August 23.

The move aims “to ensure compliance with the laws on foreign workers in the country,” he said, adding that the Royal Malaysia Police and other enforcement agencies under the ministry will carry out the operations.

The minister said that he does not only want to see that all workers have the necessary permits, but also that employers “provide housing and medical facilities, as well as look after the welfare, of their workers. This is to ensure Malaysia is regarded as a country which needs foreign workers and takes care of their well-being,” he said.

Meanwhile, Malaysian authorities may start soon a massive crackdown on illegal immigrants in Sabah, starting in the Lahad Datu area where followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III engaged Malaysian forces in deadly clashes earlier this year.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman disclosed this August 19 even as he noted Filipinos formed the bulk of illegal immigrants deported from January to July 2013.

“Foreigners without any documents in these settlements will be referred to the Immigration Department for further action,” Musa said.

For the coming crackdown, he said the Federal Special Task force on illegal immigrants will implement the crackdown, getting help from the police, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and the military.

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Malaysian authorities will start a crackdown on foreign workers without valid permits on September 1,2013, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on August 23.

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malaysia workersMalaysian authorities will start a crackdown on foreign workers without valid permits on September 1,2013, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on August 23.

The move aims “to ensure compliance with the laws on foreign workers in the country,” he said, adding that the Royal Malaysia Police and other enforcement agencies under the ministry will carry out the operations.

The minister said that he does not only want to see that all workers have the necessary permits, but also that employers “provide housing and medical facilities, as well as look after the welfare, of their workers. This is to ensure Malaysia is regarded as a country which needs foreign workers and takes care of their well-being,” he said.

Meanwhile, Malaysian authorities may start soon a massive crackdown on illegal immigrants in Sabah, starting in the Lahad Datu area where followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III engaged Malaysian forces in deadly clashes earlier this year.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman disclosed this August 19 even as he noted Filipinos formed the bulk of illegal immigrants deported from January to July 2013.

“Foreigners without any documents in these settlements will be referred to the Immigration Department for further action,” Musa said.

For the coming crackdown, he said the Federal Special Task force on illegal immigrants will implement the crackdown, getting help from the police, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and the military.

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