Repression among foreign workers in Malaysia / Syarmin Nor Era Omar, Rozalli Hashim and Zaliha Hj Hussin

Omar, Syarmin Nor Era and Hashim, Rozalli and Hj Hussin, Zaliha (2017) Repression among foreign workers in Malaysia / Syarmin Nor Era Omar, Rozalli Hashim and Zaliha Hj Hussin. Journal of Administrative Science, 14 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1675-1302

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Abstract

Hazardous, dirty and dangerous workplace; wage and safety violations; employer threats; and violating rights are among the repression condition that faced by the foreign workers in Malaysia. Similar trends can be observed in other countries as well. This paper focuses on the repression faced by foreign workers in Malaysia and suggesting that foreign workers who undergo legalization process can reduce their repression significantly. Since they can enjoy rights as a legal worker, the employer would not treat them abusively. In mid 1980s, the Malaysian government formulated policies to deal with large number of foreign workers including illegal immigrants. Among the policies are levy payment, work permit, minimum wage, i-card, legalization and amnesty. One of the most popular policies is legalization. Many developed countries such as United States, European Union and United Kingdom had implemented legalization of illegal immigrants for mostly, economic benefits. In Malaysia, there are series of
legalization efforts for illegal immigrants. Legalization can be used as a tool to change the status from illegal to legal worker in Malaysia. Repression and repression related deprivations can be reduced significantly and a conducive climate of life and work is achievable.

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Omar, Syarmin Nor Era
syarminnorera@gmail.com
Hashim, Rozalli
rozalli@salam.uitm.edu.my
Hj Hussin, Zaliha
drzaliha@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Public policy (General). Policy sciences. Periodicals. Societies. Serials
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Public policy (General). Policy sciences > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-10
Official URL: https://jas.uitm.edu.my/index.php/14-archieve-2015...
Item ID: 49150
Uncontrolled Keywords: repression; foreign worker; legalization; policy implementation
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/49150

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