Malaysia to recruit 10,000 workers from Sri Lanka


Cabinet of the Malaysian Government has agreed to recruit 10,000 migrant workers from Sri Lanka after taking into account the state of the country during the current economic crisis, says Malaysian Human Resources Minister M Saravanan.

In a statement today (21), he said the Sri Lankan government had submitted an official application to supply manpower involving a quota of 10,000 workers.

Saravanan said the Cabinet, at a meeting on 14 September, agreed on the hiring of the foreign workers to help the crisis-struck island nation.

He also urged Malaysian industries and employers to support the government’s intention by employing workers from Sri Lanka to fill job vacancies in sectors that are allowed to hire foreign workers.

The Minister also said that as of 14 September, levy payments had been made for 416,634 applications for foreign workers. He added that employers keen on hiring foreign workers can contact the ministry’s Migrant Worker Management Division or the Peninsular Malaysia Labour Department for more information.

Source: Foreign Media