Malaysia bars foreign workers from fast-food outlets
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia`s fast-food restaurants will no longer be allowed to hire foreign workers, the Home Ministry said on Tuesday, a decision that will affect thousands of Indians who come seeking work as waiters and cooks.
The decision is aimed at giving priority to Malaysians for such jobs, the ministry said in a statement.
Malaysia relies heavily on foreign labour in the restaurant, construction, garbage collection and gardening sectors as its citizens have not been keen to take up these jobs.
Most workers in these sectors are sourced from India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Cambodia.
The Home Ministry acts as the secretariat for the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants. The decision was made during a meeting of the committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
The statement said it was found that many locals were interested in working in fast-food outlets.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi: Taxi driver dies as BMW rams into car near IIT
- Train accident in Andhra Pradesh leaves many people dead
- UP Assembly Elections: Akhilesh Yadav releases party's manifesto
- UP elections: Rajnath Singh's Son, Rita Bahuguna Joshi in BJP second list of candidates
- Is Pakistan behind increasing train accidents in India?
- Jallikattu stir: As it happened on Monday
- Naresh Agrawal breaks silence on leaving Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and joining BJP
- India vs England, 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni felicitated at Eden Gardens — VIDEOS INSIDE
- International Space Station – When, where and how to spot ISS
- Flying Jadeja: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli floored by Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant fielding effort – WATCH