One month to educate employers on foreign workers

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PUTRAJAYA: For one month beginning yesterday, the immigration department will educate employers nationwide that it is an offence to deploy foreign workers as front-liners.

Those who fail to cooperate will face the wrath of the law, said department director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman.

He said the education process would include providing brochures, dialogue sessions with employers and meetings with organisations involved.

Speaking to reporters yesterday, he said employing foreigners as front-liners was an offence under the Immigration Regulations

1963, adding that the department had not approved any request to put foreign workers as front-liners, except for security services.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman said the department would not hesitate to act against employers who reaped benefits by avoiding higher levies when hiring foreigners to work.

“This will only incur losses to the government,” he said. — Bernama