Malaysia drafting law to combat illegal immigration James M Yoch Jr at 10:47 AM ET
[JURIST] The Malaysian government is drafting legislation that will make it more difficult to hire foreign workers in an effort to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the country, according to Tuesday media reports. Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Tan Chai Ho [official website] told the Star that the legislation will likely contain heightened hiring requirements [Star report] and improved salary protections for foreigners. The legislation will also institute a reporting structure for foreigners to track changes in employment. According to Tan Chai Ho, the proposed measures will be aimed at stopping social and security problems associated with illegal immigrants and foreign workers.
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