Monday, February 22, 2016

MALAYSIA:::Putrajaya hiding truth about foreign worker recruitment, says MTUC

Putrajaya's recent statement that Malaysia would not take in all 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers proved it was not telling the whole truth on the issue, the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) said today.
“The only question came to our mind was why the sudden U-turn in the government’s stand.
“The latest statement clearly shows that government is not telling the true picture about recruitment of foreign workers," the trade union federation said in a statement.
MTUC was referring to Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot's statement that the 1.5 million figure was the number of workers registered with Bangladesh authorities to be sent to different countries. Riot had told a press conference that the Bangladesh government was supplying labour to 139 countries, including Malaysia. But previous statements by Malaysian officials have said that the 1.5 million workers would be brought to Malaysia in stages over three years.