Malaysia to receive 32,000 Bangladeshi and Indonesian workers

Monday, 2021-10-04 17:29:40
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Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (Photo: Reuters)
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NDO/VNA - Up to 32,000 foreign plantation workers who have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations will arrive in Malaysia in mid-October, according to the Ministry of Industries, Plantations and Commodities.

Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the workers, coming from Indonesia and Bangladesh, will take over harvesting job as most Malaysians were not ready to carry out the task.

She said the current standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the foreign workers were being reviewed by the National Security Council and the Ministry of Health.

The minister also said major plantation companies were ready to following existing SOPs, such as ensuring that foreign workers recruited were fully vaccinated as well as bearing the entry and quarantine costs of workers from abroad.