RECRUITMENT SYSTEM: Malaysia to check out Bangladesh, South Korea models
PUTRAJAYA: HUMAN Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam will lead a delegation to Bangladesh soon to study the system adopted by the Bangladesh government in the recruitment of foreign workers. It will later also visit South Korea.
This was decided at the 8th meeting of the cabinet committee on foreign workers and illegal immigrants which was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin here yesterday.
In a statement issued by the Home Ministry, it said the decision to recruit foreign workers from Bangladesh had yet to be finalised.
It said the ministry would have to study carefully the recruitment mechanism as the process involved government-to-government collaboration.
"The mechanism must be worked out before a decision is made to bring in the workers," the statement said.
It also said the ministry's 6P amnesty programme had been successfully carried out.
Some 1.3 million illegal immigrants had been registered and about 1.01 million registered for employment while more than 287,000 had opted to return to their respective home countries.
"The government will now continue with the next process of enforcement on employers and illegal immigrants who still have not registered under the programme."
Also present at the meeting were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
The statement also said the committee had decided that the Foreign Workers Compensation Scheme be made a pre-requisite condition for a temporary employment permit to be issued.
Earlier, Muhyiddin also chaired the 68th meeting of the National Land Council.
A statement by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said the council had agreed an amendment to the Strata Titles Act would be tabled at the next session of Parliament to, among others, resolve the delay in the issuing of strata titles.
The amendment seeks to reduce the number of working days for the strata title to be issued from 170 days to less than 100 days.
The statement also said the Strata Titles (Amendment) 2012 Bill would look at issuing strata titles and vacant possession simultaneously.
The council was also informed that for the registration of transactions and non-transactions, almost all the states except Selangor had managed to clear the backlog up to Dec 31 last year.
Selangor had recorded a backlog of 164 cases or 0.01 per cent of the total number of its backlog cases.
As for the registration of land transfers in a single day in June this year, 100 per cent was achieved by the land administration in Perak, Pahang, Perlis, Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan and Malacca while Penang recorded the lowest percentage of 84.18 per cent.