Saturday, February 13, 2016

Zahid asks youth to take up dangerous, difficult and dirty jobs

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today issued a challenge to the youth of the country to take up jobs in sectors currently dominated by foreign workers, as debate rages on over the need to bring in 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers over the next three years. Speaking at the Selangor Youth Council 32nd annual general assembly in Shah Alam, Zahid asked those at the function if they wanted to work in sectors, such as plantation and heavy industries, to which he received a resounding "yes". "Do all of you, the youth, agree to work in oil palm estates? "I ask the youths now, whether all of you agree to work under the hot sun at construction sites to build houses? "I ask now, if you all agree to sweat in factories? Sweep the roads and clean the drains?" The youth said yes to all his questions. This later prompted Zahid to ask the council president, Datuk Irmohizam Ibrahim, who is also Kuala Selangor MP, to sign up all the 1,000 youths who attended the general assembly for 3D-related jobs – referring to jobs considered "dirty, difficult and dangerous". – February 14, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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