Top Glove hopes for more stable for­eign worker pol­icy

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SHAH ALAM: Top Glove Corp Bhd hopes for a more stable for­eign worker pol­icy in the up­com­ing Bud­get 2017 as it is deemed nec­es­sary, said its chair­man Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai.

He said for­eign work­ers in­take should not be frozen as the gov­ern­ment did in 2001 as it had led to man­u­fac­tur­ers seek­ing busi­ness ven­tures in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries.

“With­out work­ers, the fac­tory can­not op­er­ate as we need a cer­tain num­ber of (for­eign) work­ers to ex­pand.

“I think we need to man­age for­eign work­ers with bet­ter and stable sys­tem so that we can con­tinue to set up fac­to­ries and pro­duce rub­ber prod­ucts for ex­ports,” he told re­porters dur­ing a work­ing visit by Plan­ta­tion In­dus­tries and Com­modi­ties Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong to Top Glove’s fac­tory here, yes­ter­day.

“It is im­por­tant to con­tinue to en­cour­age man­u­fac­tur­ing in the coun­try as with­out the sup­port from the gov­ern­ment, it is dif­fi­cult for the in­dus­try to con­tinue to grow,” Lim said, adding that the pub­lic and pri­vate part­ner­ship was es­sen­tial. – Ber­nama

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