Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bangladesh Believes In Malaysia's Way Of Solving Issues Of Foreign Workers (Bernama)

Well, there are many sending countries - and Malaysia can decide to stop accepting migrants from any country - and maybe this is the reason for Bangladesh taking this position.

Or maybe, Bangladesh is not taking about access for justice for migrant workers, worker rights, etc..


Bangladesh Believes In Malaysia's Way Of Solving Issues Of Foreign Workers

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 (Bernama) -- The Bangladeshi government believes in Malaysia's way of solving issues of foreign workers, especially from Bangladesh, Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang said.

So much so, he said Bangladesh would not question the decisions made by Malaysia concerning the Bangladeshi workers in the country, including action taken on those who violated the law.

"They know what happened here and the treatment given by our country. If there are baseless and untrue allegations, the Bangladesh High Commissioner here will personally counter the allegations."

Abu Zahar said this to Bernama after receiving a courtesy call from Bangladesh High Commissioner in Malaysia AKM Atiqur Rahman at his office in the Parliament Building here today.

Abu Zahar said Bangladesh had always respected the good bilateral ties that had existed between the two countries as they had learnt a lot from Malaysia, especially about the concept of Pilgrims Fund (Tabung Haji).

"Last year, they even sent several of their officers here to learn about the concept before implementing it in Bangladesh," he said.

During their meeting which lasted 45 minutes, Abu Zahar said he and Atiqur Rahman also discussed other issues concerning the two countries.

Atiqur Rahman has been the Bangladesh High Commissioner in Malaysia for over five years.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

5.8 million migrant workers of which 2.9 million documented in Malaysia

Finally, the Minister has acknowledged that there are 5.8 million migrant workers in Malaysia, but I believe that it is much more..

Malaysia now has 2.9 million documented migrant workers...

Is it a question that Malaysian workers are choosy or is it a question that employers in Malaysia are choosy...

Malaysian Workers Should Not Be Choosy Over Jobs - Riot

2 September 2014 

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 2 (Bernama) – Malaysian workers need to their attitude by not be choosy over jobs or just want to work in the public sector.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said Malaysia has so many jobs in various sectors, but mostly are filled by foreign workers.

Malaysians should seize job opportunities provided by the 600,000 small and medium enterprises (SME), he told a press conference after a briefing on Human Capital Development Strategic Reform Initiatives (SRI), here today.

Riot said the dumping of foreign workers in Malaysia is worrying as they are some 5.8 million of whom only 2.9 million are legal workers.

The public are invited to attend Fiesta Kerjaya JobsMalaysia and Azam Kerja 1Malaysia 2014 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from Sept 5 to 7 to seize the 10,000 job vacancies in various sectors.

Among the activities held are open interviews, career fairs, career guidance talks, registration with JobsMalaysia Online and the Public Service Commission

Earlier, Riot said Human Capital Development Strategic Reform Initiatives (SRI) has in four years, enhanced the nation’s workforce and supported the needs of the Economic Transformation Programme’s (ETP) 12 National Key Economic Areas.

SRI is focused on modernising labour legislation, upskilling and upgrading the workforce, strengthening human resource management for SME’s, leveraging women’s talent and undertaking labour market analysis. — BERNAMA
Source: Bernama
Source: MTUC Website

Lambakan 5.8 Juta Pekerja Asing Membimbangkan - Riot

2 September 2014 
PUTRAJAYA, 2 Sept (Bernama) — Menteri Sumber Manusia Datuk Seri Richard Riot hari ini menarik perhatian terhadap lambakan pekerja asing dalam negara ketika ini iaitu kira-kira 5.8 juta orang.

Katanya, hanya separuh dari jumlah itu, atau kira-kira 2.9 juta adalah pekerja sah, dan ini merupakan situasi yang agak merisaukan.

Beliau bercakap pada sidang akhbar selepas taklimat mengenai Human Capital Development Strategic Reform Initiatives di sini hari ini.

Sehubungan dengan itu, beliau menggesa rakyat di negara ini agar mengikis sikap memilih pekerjaan atau hanya mahu bekerja di sektor awam.

Riot berkata Malaysia menyediakan begitu banyak peluang pekerjaan dalam pelbagai sektor, namun adalah menyedihkan kebanyakannya diisi oleh pekerja asing.

Beliau berkata bekerja di kira-kira 600,000 syarikat Industri Kecil dan Sederhana merupakan antara peluang kerjaya yang boleh dicuba rakyat tempatan.

Sementara itu, beliau menyeru orang ramai menghadiri Fiesta Kerjaya JobsMalaysia Dan Azam Kerja 1Malaysia 2014 Peringkat Kebangsaan di Mid Valley Exhibition Centre mulai 5 hingga 7 Sept untuk merebut 10,000 kekosongan jawatan pelbagai sektor.

Antara aktiviti di majlis itu ialah temuduga terbuka, pameran kerjaya, ceramah bimbingan kerjaya dan pendaftaran Online JobsMalaysia dan Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam. – BERNAMA
Sumber: Bernama

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

About 500 Indonesian Migrant Workers Depart to Malaysia per day?

There can be an average of 500 Indonesians coming to Malaysia to work daily from just one exit port ... and this would more likely people coming over on tourist visas who really is coming over to work here in Malaysia 

I would propose that Malaysia should maybe change its procedures for migrant workers coming to Malaysia to work - maybe, it best to now cause employers who employ migrant workers to register their migrant worker, just as they do any other local worker... This may be a BETTER and more just way of doing things..

Undocumented migrants foiled in attempts to depart for Malaysia 

The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has foiled the attempts of 669 migrant workers from departing to Malaysia without the proper documentation.

The workers were attempting to depart from Batam and Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands.

Speaking to The Jakarta Post in Batam on Saturday, BNP2TKI head Gatot Abdullah Mansyur said that together with the Immigration Office, his agency had screened Indonesians leaving for Malaysia from the Batam international ferry terminal for four days starting from Aug. 27.

Gatot said if they found indications that a person was to work in Malaysia without the required documents, such as a job order and a temporary residence permit, the person would be prevented from traveling.

“According to the regulations, we cannot ban citizens from going to Malaysia. Yet, we know whether they are going for an ordinary visit or for work. We arrest those who are going there for work [without the required documents],” he said.

He said the 669 workers arrested hailed from across Indonesia.

He added that they made Batam and Tanjung Pinang their points of departure.

“The biggest challenge we face in preventing illegal migrant workers from going to Malaysia is the fact they do not need a visa to go there,” he said, adding that the measure was conducted to make illegal workers complete their documents properly before leaving.

According to Gatot, the visa-free policy has been a concern for the State Palace and the Foreign Ministry, which are attempting to review the policy to prevent undocumented migrants from going to Malaysia.

“The upcoming ASEAN Community that will implement borderless, united currency principles, will see an increase in the migration of illegal workers,” Gatot said.

Things became more complex, he said, as in many cases illegal workers were sent from Malaysia to work in the Middle East.

Batam Center Immigration Office head Irwanto Suhaili, said departures to Malaysia through the ferry terminal that served the Stulang Laut, Johor Bahru, route were high, with ferries departing every hour.

“An average of 500 Indonesians depart to Johor every day, mostly for work in Malaysia, Irwanto said.

Batam international ferry terminal is well known as a departure point for undocumented Indonesian migrants heading to Malaysia, both individually and through labor recruitment agencies (PJTKI).

Illegal workers can reportedly even buy one-way tickets on board the ferry. They usually board after all legal passengers. They also pay less money than legal passengers.

The situation has reportedly been allowed to develop by staff accepting illegal levies from undocumented passengers.

“So far we have found no staff involved in such a practice. If we find them, we will report them to their superiors in Jakarta,” Gatot said.

Based on the Post’s observations at Stulang Laut Port, Johor Bahru, Indonesian undocumented migrants are also being financially exploited by staff, who seek to increase illegal levies for undocumented migrants at every opportunity.

In many cases, the staff even check the workers’ cell phones to see if there are porn videos on the phones.

In the event they find such videos, they demand that the workers pay 100 Malaysian Ringgit. - Jakarta Post, 1/9/2014. Undocumented migrants foiled in attempts to depart for Malaysia