PUTRAJAYA MAY 1: Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad slammed the Malaysians for refusing to do certain jobs that could be handled and done easily but instead give it to the migrant workers to complete the tasks.
Dr.Mahathir said, the immigrants who see the job opportunities available in Malaysia will grab them and later become successful and rich while the local people remain living in difficulty and poor.
“The government is aware of the presence of many migrant workers. It is indeed the government’s priority to provide and give jobs to the Malaysians. Only the jobs that are dirty, dangerous and difficult (3D) which are not popular amongst the local people will be given to the foreign workers,” Dr. Mahathir said in his speech in conjunction with Labour Day Celebration today.
The National Labour Day with the theme “Honest Worker, National Aspiration” was celebrated by 5,000 workers including from government departments and agencies and private sectors held in Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here today.
The Prime Minister also stressed that Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has fulfilled its election manifesto where the minimum wage of workers from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak has been standardised to RM1,100 per month starting from January 1, 2019.
Dr. Mahathir added, the minimum wage was enforced after 100 days PH became the government after defeating Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 14th General Election on May 2018.
The 7th Prime Minister also highlighted the Industry 4.0 or well known as the fourth industrial revolution.
He said the industrial revolution will greatly involve automation technology and new challenges like Internet of things; big data, artificial intelligence (AI), simulation, robotics and cloud computing and these will be the catalyst for the development of the new modern world.
“The national industry needs to move in line with the digital transformation and hence continuously be competent in the local and global market,” he added.
He also stressed that the Industry 4.0 will be the catalyst for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) transformation era that will bring Malaysia to be a modern and developed nation in the near future. – Malaysia World News.