KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The government is mulling over the implementation of online application for foreign workers to facilitate employers without the need for the two parties to be present at the home ministry’s one-stop approval centre.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said however, the matter was still being studied as the process of foreign worker recruitment involved various government ministries and agencies.
“The system is also expected to take into consideration the management of foreign workers holistically, including the regulatory agencies, implementation, monitoring and enforcement,” he said in reply to a question by Senator Datuk Chai Kim Sen during question time at the Dewan Negara yesterday.
Chai wanted to know the measures taken by the government to lighten the burden of manufacturing, agriculture and plantation operators when recruiting foreign workers.
Wan Junaidi said the government was always sensitive to the needs of employers in engaging foreign workers to operate, and as such the government set up a one-stop centre beginning Aug 1, 2005 to place officers from regulatory agencies on a full-time basis, according to the sector.
However, Wan Junaidi said the foreign worker recruitment procedures involved the commitment of employers to expedite the intake process, adding that employers should fulfill all conditions of the regulatory agencies.