Freeze on intake of foreign workers until Dec 31

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The government will be extending the freeze on foreign workers, including domestic workers, until the end of the year.

Human resources minister M Saravanan said any official decision on the intake of these workers would be announced after discussions by the National Security Council (MKN) with the human resources, home affairs, health, and other related ministries.

“I urge and advise private agents, who are registered and licensed, not to make any statements or put up advertisements that may confuse potential employers about the intake of foreign domestic workers,” he said in a statement today.


He added that the ministry was still in talks with the Indonesian government to finalise a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the intake of domestic workers (PDI). The earlier MoU ended on May 30, 2016.

Until the end of August this year, there were 92,481 foreign domestic workers in the country, with 64,181 registered under the PDI MoU. – FMT