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Pekerja Myanmar dan Kemboja Dijemput
25/2/2001 10:54 pm Sun
Lapuran dibawah ini menyebut pekerja Myanmar dan Kemboja memiliki beberapa
kepakaran yang diperlukan, termasuk boleh bertutur dalam bahasa Inggeris.
Pekerja Bangladesh tidak dibenarkan lagi kerana masalah kahwin-belah orang
tempatan dan berkerja tanpa permit. Mereka juga kerap lari dari majikan asal.
Terdapat 100,000 pekerja Bangladesh pada hujung tahun lepas dalam sektor
pembinaan, perladangan dan perkhidmatan.
Daripada jumlah 65,541 pekerja asing yang lari dari majikan, pekerja
Bangladesh dikatakan adalah yang paling ramai.
Negara Myanmar sendiri bermasalah dengan jiran sempadan seperti Thailand.
Sempadan negara itu dengan Thailand ditutup kerana kerap menjadi sarang
penyeludupan dadah seperti morfin. Kebijaksanaan orang Myanmar menyamar menyebabkan masalah dadah tidak dapat dibanteras sesiapa dan regim
junta yang ramai gurkha itu dapat memerintah sekian lama.
Soalnya banyak negara tidak mampu menampung masalah pendatang asing Myanmar
dan Kemboja, kenapa kita begitu mudah pula menerima mereka sedangkan kepakaran
mereka masih menjadi tanda-tanya. Mereka bijak apa sebenarnya jika tidak
menyamar sehingga Amerika pun tidak berminat untuk menjenguk mereka. Lagipun
majalah tiga pernah menerbitkan sindiket membawa pendatang asing Myanmar
meminta sedeqah secara sistematik di seluruh negara. Mereka sanggup
meninggalkan anak mereka merayau dan lari jauh agar hanya si ibu sahaja
yang tertangkap. Tidakkah itu teramat hebat?
EMPLOYERS CAN RECRUIT WORKERS FROM MYANMAR AND CAMBODIA
ALOR GAJAH, Feb 24 (Bernama) -- Employers need not worry about the government's
decision to stop the recruitment of workers from Bangladesh because they can use labour from
Myanmar and Cambodia, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn said on
"The question of shortage of labour does not arise because the employers can take in workers
from Myanmar and Cambodia," he told reporters after launching a blood donation drive at Sek
Ren Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Machap Baru, near Selandar here.
He said workers from the two countries had their own abilities like ability to speak English and
skills needed by certain employers.
The move to stop the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers was not to burden employers but
because of the problems caused by these workers in the country.
Home Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Aseh Che Mat announced on Feb 17 that effective last
month employers had been directed to stop recruiting Bangladeshi workers following the social
problems involving them like marrying locals and abandoning them when their work permits
On another matter, Dr Fong said employers should organise safety and health campaigns for
their workers to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
He said the ministry and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were ever ready to help them
conduct such campaigns to reduce accidents at the workplace.
On the shortage of Chinese language teachers in the schools, Dr Fong, who is also MCA
vice-president, said the party had always advised the Chinese community to become teachers in
the Chinese schools to fill the vacancies and provide future generations with quality education.
Saturday February 17, 2:53 AM
Malaysia stops hiring Bangladesh workers- paper
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Malaysia has excluded Bangladeshis from the list of foreign workers allowed to
work in the country because of various social problems they caused, the Star newspaper reported on Saturday.
It quoted Aseh Che Mat, secretary general of the Home Affairs ministry, as saying on Friday that employers could now
only hire workers from Myanmar, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia.
Aseh said many Bangladesh workers ran away from their legitimate employers and worked for someone else in search
of better payment. Some others married local women so that they could stay on in Malaysia, he added.
"Some go on to have children. This often leads to many refusing to return to Bangladesh after their working permit
expires," said Aseh.
"Thousands of them are working illegally in the country as a result. They now work with syndicates and forge
documents to extend their stay in the country," he told the paper.
Government officials could not be reached for comment on Saturday.
Malaysia depends on foreign labour for menial jobs. It recruits foreigners to work in plantation and construction sectors.
The Star said an estimated 100,000 Bangladeshis worked in Malaysia as at the end of 2000 in the construction,
plantation and services sectors.
To date, about 65,541 foreign workers have run away from their employers and Bangladeshis were believed to be the
highest offenders, said the paper.
Immigration officials have intensified moves against illegal immigrants in the wake of the economic recovery in Malaysia. Employers found hiring illegal workers face stiff penalties, including jail.