Investigate the number of foreign workers who become trader
Investigate the number of foreign workers who become traders.
DAP MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw urges the Government to inquire
into the number of foreign workers who become traders. This in-depth
study should also be done in other sectors such as plantation and
In the past 20 years, various sectors in this country depend on
foreign workers. Although the Government says that this is only
temporary, it is temporarily permanent. It is also seen in other
The Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail insists that the
number of legal workers is 1.5 million and that of illegals 1.3
million. We do not know the actual figures. One guess is that the
country has four million illegals; Sarawak and Sabah 1.3 million.
The issue of foreign workers is complicated. We hope that the
Government programmes to reduce the number of foreign workers are
successful. Meanwhile, people continue to worry.