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 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
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
Malaysia

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
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 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
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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