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Sarawak seeks federal approval to recruit workers from countries apart from Indonesia, according to state deputy minister

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11/5/2022 5:20:00 PM

Sarawak seeks federal approval to recruit workers from countries apart from Indonesia, according to state deputy minister

KUCHING, May 11 — Sarawak is seeking the federal government’s approval to source more plantation workers from other countries beside Indonesia after it was revealed that the acute labour shortage has caused the state to lose RM2 billion in revenue last year. Saying this was Deputy Minister in...

channel for the latest updates.KUCHING, May 11 — Sarawak is seeking the federal government’s approval to source more plantation workers from other countries beside Indonesia after it was revealed that the acute labour shortage has caused the state to lose RM2 billion in revenue last year.

Saying this was Deputy Minister in the Premier of Sarawak’s Department (Labour, Immigration and Project Monitoring) Datuk Gerawat Gala, who pointed out that planters were asking for an opportunity to recruit workers from Bangladesh because of the difficulty in sourcing workers from Indonesia.

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KUCHING, May 11 — Sarawak is seeking the federal government’s approval to source more plantation workers from other countries beside Indonesia after it was revealed that the acute labour shortage has caused the state to lose RM2 billion in revenue last year. Saying this was Deputy Minister in the Premier of Sarawak’s Department (Labour, Immigration and Project Monitoring) Datuk Gerawat Gala, who pointed out that planters were asking for an opportunity to recruit workers from Bangladesh because of the difficulty in sourcing workers from Indonesia. Jakarta announced last year it was considering making six new provinces in the region, home to a decades-old rebel insurgency. The Indonesian government, Gerawat said, was not encouraging their workers to come and work as plantation workers in this country.4 million (RM2. During the movement control order (MCO) period when borders were closed, the government allowed plantation companies to extend work permits for their existing workers whose work permits have expired when they could not return to Indonesia, he added. In March, two people were killed and several others injured when a protest against the plan turned violent in Papua’s Yahukimo district. This was referred to as a recalibration exercise to allow workers whose work permits have expired and could not be renewed in time during the MCO, he said. The United Nations and Weibo did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The recalibration exercise also allowed employers to extend their workers’ work permits for up to two additional years beyond the limit of 10 years, he added. Authorities used water cannon to disperse the protesters in Waena, on the outskirts of Jayapura, national police spokesman Gatot Repli Handoko told AFP. By this put option, RCI or RC must buy back the 37 per cent shares from FICP at the investment price of US$505. The planters must ensure that their workers are well taken care of and provided with safe and comfortable housing and basic facilities such as clean water and electricity supplies in order to attract foreign workers, he said. They also need to take heed of Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg’s advice to focus on research and development to mechanise and digitise plantation works in the future so as to reduce reliance on foreign labour, he added. At that time we did use water cannon to disperse the mass,” he said. Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (Soppoa) chairman Eric Kiew was recently quoted by The Star that last year alone, their members needed around 45,000 foreign workers to intensify production. “The decision also serves as one of the initiatives to establish a leaner and more sustainable business model for the Felda Group,” it added. — Borneo Post Online You May Also Like . More than 1,000 police officers were sent to the protests in Papua.