PETALING JAYA, June 29 (Bernama)
-- The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Malaysia’s economic growth and employment rates, with Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) statistic indicating that the unemployment rate had spiked by 5 percent with 778,800 persons unemployed as at April 2020. The challenging economic conditions have directly led to an increased unemployment for both local and foreign workers.
In light of this, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) is conducting a Public Consultation through the Unified Public Consultation (UPC) portal to seek the views of industry players, associations, interested parties and members of the public on the Proposed Recommendation on Employment to the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR).
MPC and the Technical Working Group on Employing Workers under the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) has prepared several recommendations including Redeploying Retrenched Local Workers, Redeploying Retrenched Foreign Workers (PLKS) and Redeploying Illegal Foreign Workers to overcome the impact COVID-19 has had on employment.
MPC Director-General YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Latif Haji Abu Seman said the recommendations reflected the Government’s commitment to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment. He also reaffirmed MPC’s commitment to assist the Government’s endeavours to energise the nation’s economic recovery and accelerate growth by engaging with key stakeholders to gather valuable input. Stakeholders’ feedback will be used to prepare strategic recommendations aimed at optimising a more cohesive management of foreign workers in Malaysia.
The consultation on the UPC Portal began on 23 June 2020 and will continue until 7 July 2020. All stakeholders are invited to share their views and suggestions at UPC Portal on upc.mpc.gov.my. Full details of the proposed recommendation can also be downloaded from the portal.SOURCE: Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:Name: Ms. Huda Atiqah
Tel: 013-7261950Email: Atiqah@mpc.gov.my--BERNAMA