Industries, Plantations and Commodities Minister, Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin announced earlier that 32,000 foreign workers for the plantation sector will arrive in Malaysia in stages from the middle of this month.

She said the workers, coming from countries such as Indonesia and Bangladesh, have all completed their Covid-19 vaccinations.

“They will arrive in Malaysia in stages this month. Many Malaysians aren’t ready to take on these jobs. Perhaps when we have acquired new technologies, we can then offer more lucrative salaries to compel Malaysians to enter the sector,” she was quoted as saying.

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