GOVERNMENT STUDYING ONE LEVY FOR FOREIGN WORKERS IN ALL SECTORS

16 Jul 2013 07:54

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- The government is studying on setting only one rate for levy on foreign workers in all sectors to curb their movement from one sector to another.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the problem was partly due to employers' inability to pay the levy in certain sectors.

"The Home Ministry, Human Resources Ministry and the relevant agencies are still looking at imposing one rate for the levy on foreign workers as practised in other countries to reduce their migration from one sector to another."

He said this in reply to a question from Datuk Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (BN-Tanah Merah) in the Dewan Rakyat, here, today.

Wan Junaidi said 744 foreign workers were detained for misusing their work permit by moving into another sector so far this year.

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