Sunday, February 14, 2016

Khairy says locals shun dirty jobs, no choice but to hire Bangladeshis

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has defended Putrajaya's plan to bring in 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers, saying that local youths were shunning jobs considered dirty, dangerous and difficult. He said Putrajaya had no choice but to go ahead with the much-criticised plan announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, adding that it was the reality in the local job market. "What DPM said is that the Bangladeshis are limited to certain sectors such as plantations, construction and services, where there is not much demand from local youths. "So industries have applied for labour from foreign countries. The DPM said if youths do not like this policy, then he challenged them and said are they willing to take up these jobs. "This is a view that illustrates the reality where Malaysian youths do not want jobs that are being offered to these foreigners. So we do not have a choice," Khairy told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today. – February 14, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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