Malaysian home ministry to keep tabs on foreign labour needs

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Putrajaya (Malaysia), June 13 (ANI): The Malaysian Home Ministry has said that it will ensure there is enough foreign labour in the country so that the targets of the 10th Malaysia Plan are met, especially in the 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs).

The Star quoted Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the ministry would see to it that the number of foreign workers would match the needs of the respective sectors.

This would ensure that there was no manpower shortage that could derail the success of the 10th Malaysia Plan.

"It is an exciting time for my ministry as we work to balance the economic needs of the country and also address the security risks involved.

"Also on top of our agenda is to have a system to ensure foreigners can be filtered before they come, monitored when they are in the country and ensure they leave when their work permits expire. We need to keep a check on them and the security of the country.

"Both aspects have effects on economic growth, be it directly or indirectly," he told reporters yesterday. (ANI)

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