Home, HR Ministries hold meeting on migrant labour management

THE Home Ministry and the Human Resources Ministry are committed to improving the management of foreign workers in the country, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

He said that issues involving the shared scope of both ministries were discussed during his meeting with Human Resources Minister Steven Sim in Putrajaya today.

He also stated that the discussion also covered cases of exploitation of foreign workers.

“The meeting this evening focused on issues involving the shared scope of the Home and Human Resources ministries, namely the management of foreign workers.

“The hot issue involving the exploitation of foreign workers was a serious topic discussed, along with the way forward for 2024 related to improvements in the management of foreign workers in Malaysia,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Saifuddin added that the meeting also touched on several other related matters, and they agreed to issue a joint media statement soon to provide clarification on issues raised.

Previously, Sim was reported as saying that he would hold discussions with the Home Ministry on the issue of foreign workers soon, including proposing to place matters related to this group under the jurisdiction of just one ministry.

He pointed out that he had requested a meeting with Saifuddin to discuss the policies on the management of foreign workers in Malaysia in detail, especially regarding the jurisdictions of both ministries, before making an announcement on the matter after the discussion. – Jan 4, 2023

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