Egypt detects 818 new coronavirus infections; 42 deaths on Monday    Tatweer Misr signs EGP 3.2bn worth investment contracts for Bloomfields educational zone    Egypt prepares for launching its 1st mobile notary public    Water wars    The endangered River Nile    Egypt highlights anti-climate change efforts during Spring Meetings    GERD: All options open    Don't miss AUC's Lions of Cairo ensemble concert    Egypt's external debt increases to $129.2bn in 2020: CBE    Prominent American rapper and actor DMX dies at 50    Tehran vows revenge    Al-Sisi, Lavrov address bilateral cooperation, Ethiopia's disputed dam    Narrative Summit launches 1st episode of Reshaping Norms 2021    Russia offers technical assistance in Nile dam negotiation: Lavrov    2021 Copenhagen Documentary Festival to launch Big Digital Live Platform    Paris to launch first int'l modern and contemporary art fair dedicated to Middle East, North Africa    Syrian air force may have dropped chlorine bomb on town in rebel area in 2018: Chemical arms watchdog    Egyptian artists honoured at Cairo Opera House for taking part in Golden Parade    Lebanese minister expands claim in maritime area dispute with Israel    Abu Dhabi's ADNOC, Dutch-listed OCI weigh IPO of fertiliser joint venture: sources    Karnak Int'l hospital in Luxor to turn into key medical tourism destination in Egypt: Health minister    IMF increases its expectations for MENA economy to 4% in 2021    Russian FM says Egypt is main partner in Middle East, Africa    Macro Group delays Egypt IPO plans    Hotels in Egypt open at half capacity, have 40-45% occupancy rates in Q1    Bayern Munich, Liverpool needing comebacks to reach CL semifinals    Borussia Dortmund's Sancho back in training before City clash    Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots    Cleopatra Hospitals, Nahda University sign EGP 7.4m MoU for joint scholarship programme    Egyptian-African Relations Committee discusses strengthening Egypt's stance in Africa    Egypt will not allow internal water crisis due to Ethiopian dam: Water Minister    Egypt's Public Prosecution announces results of investigations into Sohag train crash    Egypt's Trezeguet injury worries Aston Villa Coach Dean Smith    Egypt's hotels, open at half capacity, had 40%-45% occupancy rate in Q1 2021: official    Egypt sees an uptick in new coronavirus infections registers 801 new cases on Saturday    Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches hieroglyphics programme for primary school teachers    Ethiopia invites Egypt, Sudan to nominate operators in data exchange on GERD's 2nd filling    PMI moves towards a smoke-free transformation, takes part in a webinar on e-cigarettes    Zamalek's Shikabala nominated for best goal in CAF Champions League    Egypt's national youth fencing team achieves world glory    Karate Federation celebrates success of Egypt Cup    Egypt's President warns of grave consequences of water crises in Africa    Allianz Egypt partners with IGNITE to equip brand ambassadors for 2021 Olympics    Hassan Allam consortium wins contract to manage, operate Grand Egyptian Museum    Enhanced Labs signs Mr. Olympia 2020 "Big Ramy" And His Trainer Dennis James    King Tutankhamun funerary mask is must-see tourist icon: The Telegraph    Seasoned Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed dies at 76    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to resume Nile dam talks today    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Malaysia launches campaign to deport immigrants
Published in Bikya Masr on 02 - 09 - 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has launched a large scale immigration operation to flush out and swiftly deport nearly a half-million illegal foreign workers, its largest crackdown to date on low-wage migrant labor toiling at plantations and factories, at a time when the economy is showing signs of fatigue. The move began on Sunday.
The move signals the government's resolve to separate the legal from the undocumented immigrant workforce in an effort to cut surplus labor and trim a huge social cost arising from hosting a large population of foreigners, who make up more than 16% of total workforce in a nation of 29 million people.
"In the first phase of this operation that will continue until this year-end, we plan to arrest and deport about 400,000 illegal immigrants and arrest about 45,000 employers of such workers," said Saravana Kumar, a deputy-director at Malaysia's Immigration Department. About 1,000 migrant workers were arrested across the country Sunday, Kumar added.
It also comes after efforts to boost immigrants to the country in order to help with numerous jobs. Earlier this year, thousands of Bangladeshi citizens were given visas in order to work in the country.
The first batch of 10,000 Bangla­deshis to work in Malaysian plantations arrived in February, said Planta­tion, Industries and Com­modities Minister Bernard Dompok.
Malaysia and Bangladesh agreed in November last year that the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers be done on a government-to-government basis.
The return of Bangladeshi workers has been in the works for some time, but is finally getting the green light.
Human Resource Minister S. Subramaniam said late last year that a Malaysia-Bangladesh joint committee had been set up, with a representative from the Bangladesh High Commission sitting on it.
"We are now looking into finalizing the MOU and hope to sign it as soon as possible. Our target is the intake of Bangladeshi workers by December this year," he told reporters after the ministry's monthly gathering.
Subramaniam had led a delegation to Dhaka recently after the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants agreed to the trip following an appeal by Bangladesh for Malaysia to reconsider recruiting Bangladeshi immigrant workers.
Malaysia imposed an indefinite ban on the intake of Bangladeshi workers in 2007 following numerous cases and complaints of exploitation by employers and recruitment agents in this country.
BN


Clic here to read the story from its source.