Tuesday, 25 May 2010

MALAYSIA: PBS against increase on foreign worker levy.

By Queville To

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has warned the federal government that its decision to increase the levy on foreign workers could backfire and open the door to more illegal workers.
The Sabah Barisan Nasional component party is instead backing a legalisation exercise as a solution to the illegal foreign worker problem in Sabah.

“It is better to regularise these workers officially,” said PBS information chief Johnny Mositun in a statement issued yesterday.

Mositun, who is also a state assembly deputy speaker, was commenting on the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin that the levy on foreign workers would be increased next year.
He stressed that PBS' call to regularise foreign workers already in Sabah should not be construed as welcoming illegal immigrants.

“Obviously, we do not need the illegal immigrants. Read more

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