DPM: Indonesians still largest group of foreign workers

March 31, 201610:39 am465 views
DPM: Indonesians still largest group of foreign workers
Indonesian workers pouring concrete at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur. - Reuters

Indonesians still make up the largest group of foreign workers in Malaysia, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

In a written response to Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz (DAP-Raub), Dr Ahmad Zahid said that there were 792,571 Indonesians who had foreign workers’ permits (PLKS), as of February 29 this year.

Based on the number of active permits, there are 1,978,948 foreign workers in Malaysia, he added.

Nepalis are the second-largest group of foreign labour, with 455,952 in Malaysia.

Dr Ahmad Zahid also said there are 244,973 Bangladeshis, 138,617 Myanmars and 10,590 Indians and the rest from other countries.

news source: thestar.com.my

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