‘Employers must toe the line when hiring foreigners’
KUCHING: Companies hiring foreign workers need to adhere to immigration rulings enforced by the government.
In pointing this out, Minister ofIndustrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the Immigration Department had to enforce its rulings to ensure no foreigners were misusing their social visit pass. Speaking to reporters after attending Mara Education Carnival at Hills Shopping Mall yesterday, Awang Tengah said the state recognised the need, especially in certain sectors, to employ foreign workers.
“However, we do not want our state to be swarmed by illegal workers and this has got to stop.”
He said that in view of this fact, locals need to step up and fill the vacancies so employers will not need to hire outsiders for the job.
“We need to strengthen our human capital to ensure that we will not rely solely on foreign manpower,” he added.
He also said that there was no denial that there is a continuous need for workers especially in certain sectors and what is needed is for rules to be followed.