Hiring of foreign workers allowed in land warehousing sub-sector

PUTRAJAYA: The Human Resource Ministry today announced the employment of foreign workers for the land warehouse sub-sector.

In a statement, it said this was in line with the decision of the Joint Committee Meeting between the home minister and human resources minister on the management of foreign workers on July 18.

The ministry also said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry as the regulatory agency for the wholesale and retail sub-sector also agreed to expand the conditions or criteria for the eligibility of foreign worker employment quotas under the sub-sector to retail traders with a floor area space of less than 2,500 square metres.

Accordingly, the Human Resources Ministry said the new quota application for the employment of foreign workers for both sub-sectors has been opened and applications can be made by employers on the website

It said further inquiries can be made through the ministry's Migrant Worker Management Division at 03-88852939/2940 and email

Inquiries can also be made by contacting the regulatory agency which is the Trade Logistics Unit, Strategic and International Planning Division of the Transport Ministry at (03-88921278) or (03-88921268) for the land warehouse sub-sector.

For the wholesale and retail sub-sector, contact the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affair Ministry's Distributive Trade and Services Industry secretariat via – Bernama

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