KUALA LUMPUR: The Rehiring Programme involving illegal foreign workers will be implemented from tomorrow till Dec 31 via the online method.
The Home Ministry in a statement here today said the programme, aimed at giving an opportunity to foreigners working illegally in the country and entailed issuing of valid work permits to meet labour demands in specific sectors, would be done after tight screening.
“The government will set tight conditions on the illegals and employers who want to participate in this programme and will ensure those not qualified would be deported according to existing procedures so as to reduce their numbers in the country,” the ministry said.
According to the ministry, the programme, which was specially drawn up to meet the requests of employers to fill vacancies in the permitted sectors, would also enable the government to know how many illegal foreign workers were in the country for the purposes of monitoring and security.
The programme would be evaluated in the first three months, from the aspects of effectiveness including the element of value add which would have to be updated towards ensuring the smooth running of the programme for the rest of its duration, it added.-BERNAMA