After being extended twice from the original October 10 deadline, enforcement bodies are ready to weed illegals out of their hiding places and those working in unapproved sectors, freelancing as contractors and plumbers, the two jobs that are not a part of the country's foreign workers' policy.
One of the 6P features that may just do the trick to prevent the influx of immigrants would be the biometric system.
By now, thumbprints of legal workers would have been stored in a database, preventing them from leaving one sector to join another, or deserting an employer in search of a better paying job.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, however, said: "We are still very dependent on them (foreign workers)."
He said businesses continued to clamour for foreign labour.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Malaysia 6P Exercise Finds Two-Thirds of Foreign Workers Are Illegal
Two-thirds of foreign workers in Malaysia are illegal (Asia One)