Malaysia is one of Asia's biggest employers of foreign labour. But recently, cases of deaths, abuse and forced labour have come to light. What is going on? Who is protecting these migrant workers?
PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department will start issuing the Enforcement Card (E-Card) to employers who register their illegal foreign workers from Feb 15.
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the registration can be done at Immigration offices in the peninsula and state Immigration office.
This program is implemented only in peninsular Malaysia, it does not include Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
This is the last chance for all employers who had hired foreign workers without work permits to register their employees, Mustafar said during a press conference held at his office here.
He added the program to register the illegals ends on June 30.
After the deadline, we will proceed with follow up action. If we catch the illegal workers, they will be deported back and action will also be taken against the employers, he said.
Mustafar said employers must be present with their employees when applying for the E-card and
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