Malaysia business' labour dilemma
In its latest five-year economic plan, the Malaysian government pledged to decrease its reliance on the migrant work force by making it more difficult and expensive for businesses to employ them.
Many Indian restaurants say this is crippling their business. They recently asked the government to allow them to recruit 90,000 foreign workers, mainly from India.
The Human Resources Minister has said the government will only approve half that number, but that decision is still being reviewed.
Jennifer Pak reports.
04 Apr 2011
- From the section Business