Government halts intake of all foreign workers, including Bangladeshis – Zahid Hamidi

Government halts intake of all foreign workers, including Bangladeshis – Zahid Hamidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19: The Government has announced to suspend the recruitment of all foreign workers to Malaysia, including those from Bangladesh, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

After meeting army personnel at Kem Muara Tuang here on Friday Zahid told the reporters that the government will review the two-tier levy programme for foreign workers.

He urged all employers to recruit local workers and existing illegal workers in Malaysia would be detained and deported.

The suspension will continue till the government is satisfied with the demand from local employers added Zahid.