It is good to know Home ministry aware about “Some migrant worker were not paid salary, abused and ran away “ and those who were abused, reports should be made so that the Ministry could take appropriate action . What is appropriate action Mr. Minister? Arrest them by RELA instead of facilitate for right to redress?
Mr. Malaysia society and economic development dependence on the labour from the migrant’s worker so why we are not accept that and legalise them . Lot of undocumented workers felled in to irregular situation and makes them undocumented.
Consider the factor that Migrants & Refugee will still coming to Malaysia as the survive strategy for their life as their country like Burma dictate by Regime.
Interesting question from S. Kulasegaran (DAP - Ipoh Barat) asked about the action that the Government had taken to overcome problems of foreign workers who overstayed “ Hmm so S. Kulasegaran ask to compare with what UK will do with Malaysian who over stayed in UK or as he cares about migrants rights and well being and consider of unfair circumstances occurred when migrants arrest and their condition in detention ?
Any MP in parliament who cares to ask how many cases Minister of human resources facilitate for migrant workers to claim their remedy when they were abuse and exploited in Malaysia ?
Published: Thursday November 6, 2008 MYT 3:45:00 PM
Updated: Thursday November 6, 2008 MYT 7:31:11 PM
Number of undocumented workers under control
By LOH FOON FONG
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of undocumented foreign workers coming into Malaysia is under control following concerted and continuous efforts by the Immigration Department, the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces and Rela volunteers, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.
He said from 2001 to 2008, 271,375 undocumented workers had been caught through their efforts.
The cost of administration and sending them back to their home countries through sea travel was RM205 for each person while the cost of air travel was RM1,200 and RM3,600 for each person, depending on which home country destination it was.
Amran Abdul Ghani (PKR - Tanah Merah) had asked the Minister in Parliament on Thursday to state the number of undocumented workersfrom 1997 to 2007 and the cost of sending them home.
Syed Hamid also said that it was estimated that there were one million undocumented foreigners in Malaysia and 2% of them had committed crimes.
On a supplementary question, S. Kulasegaran (DAP - Ipoh Barat) asked about the action that the Government had taken to overcome problems of foreign workers who overstayed.
”Some were not paid salary, abused and ran away but they overstayed to work so that they could get enough money to return to their home countries,” Syed Hamid said.
He said if those who had overstayed and run away were reported to the Ministry, they would be fined and sent back to their countries with cooperation from the relevant embassies.
However, he said that was not the main problem.
“Most of the problems were created by our own people taking in undocumented workers. This is the biggest number of undocumented foreigners,” he said.
On those who were abused, reports should be made so that the Ministry could take appropriate action, he said.