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For Jobs Sake, Malaysia Wants Fewer Foreigners, More Locals, But How?

Dr M.Niaz Asadullah, Southeast Asia Lead, Global Labor Organization

05-Aug-20 07:47

For Jobs Sake, Malaysia Wants Fewer Foreigners, More Locals, But How?

Malaysia wants to rely less on foreign workers to protect local jobs and shove its companies up the automation chain, but as with all new policy, there are teething pains. Dr M.Niaz Asadullah, Southeast Asia Lead, Global Labor Organization, analyses.

Image Credit: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP

Produced by: Sim Wie Boon

Presented by: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Wong Shou Ning


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