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Sarawak workers register most number of complaints
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2007/6/22 14:54
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KUCHING: Most Malaysians who face employment issues overseas, particularly in Singapore, are Sarawakians, says senior assistant director of Labour Ahmad Lamat.
Speaking at a news conference here yesterday, he said that many Sarawakians might have taken up the job offers from unregistered sources there by staking their employment benefits and well-being.
Last year alone, 86 Sarawakians lodged complaints with the labour attache in Singapore and the figure placed the state at the top of the list. In 2010, 159 complaints were registered.
“Of all the states in Malaysia, Sarawak has the highest number of complaints from people working overseas, especially in Singapore.
“Their complaints are mostly on working terms and conditions, salaries different from what was promised, and long working hours without overtime,” he told the press at his office here yesterday.
Ahmad made it clear that the department had no legal power over Sarawakians employed overseas.
“We do not have any law to stop Sarawakians from working overseas, likewise, we do not have jurisdiction in protecting them. As much as we want to help them, it is beyond us and legally we cannot.
“Although we do have an attache based in Singapore to deal with various issues, sometimes, they cannot do much.”
Hence, he urged Sarawakians to go through the proper channels such as registered employment agencies when taking up job offers.
He said several agencies came under the purview of the department, and job seekers should verify with them before deciding to take up an offer.
“Do not go for any random sources. If you have problems, they will abandon you but when you have a legitimate agent, you can trace them should anything happen.”
He also reminded Sarawakians to be mindful of job vacancy advertisements in the newspapers.
Many of such advertisements had a reference number registered under the department. That should be a criterion for legitimacy, he said.

Do not be duped! Sarawakians!

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Posted on: 2012/3/16 9:01
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Re: Sarawak workers register most number of complaints
Not too shy to talk
2008/3/10 16:08
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Singapore is not a best place to work i guess since there are so many complaints. :)

Posted on: 2012/3/27 13:28
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