Subramaniam: World Bank reports says Malaysia will
continue to depend on foreign labour
KUALA LUMPUR: According to a World
Bank report, Malaysia, in the coming years,
will continue to be dependent on foreign labour for
menial jobs as country's work force becomes more
qualified and skilled, said Human
Resources Minister Datuk
Seri Dr S. Subramaniam (pic).
He said the report indicated that most Malaysians would
shy away from such jobs due to their enhanced
qualifications and skills.
Bank held a briefing recently with the
ministry and indicated that the country would still
require foreign labour for menial jobs as most
Malaysians will not want to be employed in the sectors,"
he told reporters after witnessing a memorandum of
understanding between Institute
Megatech Sdn Bhd and TWI-ABM
Certification Sdn Bhd here Tuesday.
The trend, he noted, was due to an increasing qualified
and skilled local workforce as the nation strives
towards developed state status in 2020.
"However, there is a positive outcome to this as the
employment of foreign labour for menial jobs will allow
the local workforce to fill in the sectors requiring
qualified and skilled labour," he said.
He said the ministry was still studying details of the
He noted that the country required some 1.5 million
skilled workers by 2020 to ensure implementation of the
Transformation Programme covering 12 National
Key Economic Areas.
"Some 200,000 skilled workers need to be trained each
year for the next seven years if we are to achieve
this," he said.
At the event, Subramaniam received a mock cheque of
RM600,000 from Megatech as scholarship for some 60 Belia
MIC members undergoing diploma and foundation courses
with the skills-training institute.
Source: The Star Online/Published:
Tuesday December 11, 2012 MYT 12:51:00 PM