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Meeting on the Improvement of the Management Policy of Foreign Workers in the Laundry and Cleaning Service Sub-Sector

On 11 August 2022, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) invited MACC to attend the Meeting on the Improvement of Foreign Worker Management Policy in the Laundry and Cleaning Services Sub-Sector.

Representing the MACC at the meeting are the President; En Noruddin, Deputy President; Tuan Haji Faizal Rahim and Secretary of Work; Mr Nik Husin. Also present was Mr Shahbuddin representing Harta Maintenance Sdn Bhd. The meeting was chaired by YBhg. Dato; Rohaizi Bahari, Head of Trade, Distribution and Business Sector of KPDNHEP discussed the scope of the study to be carried out for the improvement of the Foreign Worker Management Policy of the Laundry and Cleaning Service Sub-Sector.

The purpose of the study was to achieve the following objectives;

  1. Determining the new conditions for hiring foreign workers, including calculating the qualification quota.
  2. Identify the need to open more suitable locations to allow laundry companies to carry out business activities involving foreign workers.
  3. Identify ways to improve the regulation of foreign workers for the Laundry and Cleaning Services Sub-Sector.

MACC welcomes KPDNHEP’s efforts to carry out the study which can certainly help facilitate the recruitment of foreign workers for ‘genuine’ cleaning contractors and at the same time avoid the quota of foreign workers being misused by irresponsible parties.