A worker collects palm oil fruits at a plantation in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Companies still need low-skilled foreigners to fill such jobs. Photo: Reuters

Labour shortage fears as Malaysia pushes ahead with plan to cut foreign workers

  • Malaysia is incentivising companies to turn to automation and hire more high-skilled locals
  • But many businesses say they still need low-skilled foreigners to do dirty, dangerous and difficult jobs that Malaysians shy away from
Topic |   Malaysia

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A worker collects palm oil fruits at a plantation in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Companies still need low-skilled foreigners to fill such jobs. Photo: Reuters
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Contractors from China had the highest number and value of projects in Malaysia among all foreign companies, according to an industry leader. Photo: AP

Chinese contractors in Malaysia must play by local rules, develop sustainably: ambassador

  • Bai Tian also urged mainland firms to fully respect and take care of the interests of local governments and enterprises
  • Over the past two years, Chinese contractors have carried out 264 projects worth a total of US$7.4 billion in Malaysia’s construction sector
Topic |   Malaysia

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Contractors from China had the highest number and value of projects in Malaysia among all foreign companies, according to an industry leader. Photo: AP
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