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Govt to increase foreign worker levy by RM50 on Sept 1

27/Aug/2011
PUTRAJAYA: The government will increase the levy for foreign workers by RM50 effective Sept 1, Home Ministry Secretary-General Tan Sri Mahmood Adam announced today.

Mahmood said the increase was among initiatives proposed by the foreign
workers laboratory in managing foreign workers, and that the decision was made
after a careful evaluation, including taking into account the last increase in

2005.

However, new foreign worker applications received by the Home Ministry

before Sept 1, would be charged the old levy, along with those who extended
their temporary work visit pass.

"The new rate is valid for temporary work visit pass applications that
expires on or after Sept 1. New applications and extension of old temporary work
pass included," said Mahmood in a statement today.

He said from Sept 1, the levy for agricultural sector and maids would be
RM410, plantation (RM590), factories and construction workers (RM1,250) and

service sector (RM1,850).

Mahmood said the new levy for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan would be
comparatively cheaper since the levy charged for construction and factory
workers is (RM1,010) and RM1,490 for the service sector. 

Meanwhile, Mahmood said that as of 8.30am today, 2,248,940 legal and illegal
foreign workers had registered themselves through Immigration offices and
managing companies set up nationwide.

From the total, 1,242,813 were made up of illegal workers who were
registered through the 6P amnesty programme. -- Bernama



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