Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MALAYSIA:::MTUC calls for RCI on influx of foreign workers

Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) has renewed its call on the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on foreign workers after Human Resources Minister revealed that there are almost six million foreign workers in the country.
“More than half of them are illegals. It is shocking that half of our workforce are foreign workers. They totally outnumber our police and Armed Forces. It is a serious and dangerous security issue. Our sovereignty is at stake,” MTUC Sarawak secretary Andrew Lo said through a press statement yesterday.
“The mine disaster in Pantu, Sarawak has revealed that we even have North Koreans. During the 6P legalisation programme in 2011, 2,088,358 foreign workers had been registered, of whom 1,135,499 were illegals. In four years, that number has increased to six million!”