Oct 31, 2001, 12:01 AM
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workers foreign recruit to allowed still Malaysia work on freeze government Malaysian The -- IRNA 31, Oct Lumpur, Kuala of number the reduce substantially to likely not is renewals permit as such sectors strategic as country, the in working foreigners to allowed being still are manufacturing and construction agriculture, .needs labour their meet to workers overseas recruit we that prove we as long as abroad from recruit still can We" general the "important, is what is this workers, local hire cannot .here IRNA told group plantations local listed a of manager workers change we if efficiency of loss small some be might There" that not it's but years, three after contracts their renew than rather .added he "serious, the said Badawi Abdullah Minister Prime Deputy Tuesday, On on limit three-year the implementing in flexible be would government manufacturers' disrupt to not as so permits, workers' foreign .schedules production foreign non-domestic of employers that said he weekend, the Over years three than more for Malaysia in working been have who workers .them replace to months three given be would 10 rose Malaysia in workers foreign registered of number The with year, this June of end the at 811,000 to year-on-year percent mostly sector, agricultural the in employed these of quarter a about .plantations palm oil 79.US$2) billion 6.RM10 reach to expected are exports oil Palm .year next (billion 11.US$3) billion 8.RM11 and year, this (billion accounting oil, palm of producer largest world's the is Malaysia remains cultivation palm oil and production, global of half about for .sectors priority of list government's the on high on dependence its reduce to trying been has Malaysia Although plantation, the in workers unskilled of shortage a workers, foreign continuing a in resulted has sectors manufacturing and construction .sectors these in labour foreign of increase supermarkets and hotels -- sectors service the in businesses Some like others, but foreigners, new hire to allowed longer no are -- .so do still can restaurants, Bangladesh, from mostly are Malaysia in workers foreign The .Nepal and Thailand Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, BN/AH End