Foreign Workers In Malaysia Essay

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For over the past decade, our country, Malaysia has over dependence on the foreign workers. The number of these foreign workers has arisen gradually in Malaysia. Based on the Economic Report 2010/2011 by the Finance Ministry, there were 1.8 million registered foreign workers in Malaysia, there is about 38.2% were employed in the manufacturing sector and 16% on construction sector as well as plantations sector which state about 14.2%. The highest number of registered foreign workers goes to Indonesia 50.9% followed by Bangladesh was second highest, accounting for 17% of the total foreign workers in Malaysia. Next, Nepal indicates the rate at 9.7%, Myanmar, 7.8%, India, 6.3% and lastly Vietnam, 4.2%. We cannot resist the view that the immigrants…show more content…
These days, the local workers are being too choosey on their job. They are refusing to take the difficult tasks, and also the dirty and dangerous workplaces, so the local industries and manufacturing companies prefer to employ foreign workers rather than the local workers. The low wage payment gives the employers benefit because they can minimize the cost of output and at the same time increase the profit of the company. Instead of low wage payment, the employers also no longer have to provide costs for social facilities such as social welfare fund, health benefits and other worker’s…show more content…
One of the challenges is the increase of unemployment local workers degree. Due to the employers’ desire to reduce cost by hiring low cost labour, the local workers have been nosed out. Employers feel more pleasant having foreign workers working for them and that lead to the situation where the local workers are not being selected for the job. For example, the local workers are unable to be employed at manufacturing industries such as at the construction site because those sectors have been flooded by foreign
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