All illegal foreign workers will be deported before arrival of Bangladeshi workers, says Home Minister
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says before bringing in 1.5 million legal workers from Bangladesh, the illegal ones, who now number about two million in the job market, will be taken out.
TAWAU, June 27, 2015:
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said that the ministry had intensified efforts to deport all illegal foreign workers to their countries of origin before bringing about 1.5 million workers from Bangladesh to the country.
He said the ministry, through the Immigration Department, police, RELA and other agencies, had also intensified their cooperation to carry out joint enforcement to flush out illegal foreign workers in the peninsula, as well as in Sabah and Sarawak.
“Before we bring in 1.5 million legal workers from Bangladesh, we will first take the illegal ones out, who now numbered about two million in the job market.
“In the meantime, we will also seek cooperation from the embassies of the countries involved,” he told a press conference after attending the inculcation of Good Values Programme in the ministry’s staff here today.
The minister said the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s effort to bring in the Bangladeshi workers was aimed at meeting the demands of employers in the plantation, construction, manufacturing and service sectors.
“Therefore, the matter should not be politicised… it will not be an uncontrolled dumping of foreign workers because we will take out all illegal foreign workers first before bringing in those with complete documents.
“There is no country that allows foreign workers to work without valid documents or to stay longer than their visa validity,” he said.
Last Thursday, Ahmad Zahid said about 1.5 million workers from Bangladesh would be brought to Malaysia in stages over three years to meet the demands of employers from various sectors.
steadyaku47 comment: You take out 2 million illegal ones to replace them with 1.5 million legal workers from Bangladesh? You can't argue with stupid idiots like Zahid...he will argue you down to his level and them beat you with experience!