Malaysian Govt Rejects Media Reports of Hiring 150,000 Security Guards From Pakistan

Previously, Amna said Malaysia was hiring security guards from Nepal under an agreement which now had been revised.

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The Malaysian government has responded to media reports claiming that it is planning to hire 150,000 security guards from Pakistan.

Speaking at an event in Pakistan, the Malaysian Human Resources Minister, M Kula Segaran, said that he did not know whether the news report was correct. The Malaysian minister clarified that his ministry had just forwarded the application for employers wanting workers.

“The media report (on the secuRity guards) is from Pakistan. This job is related to security, so it comes under KDN,” he said.

“They (home ministry) makes the decision,” he added.

Earlier, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Malaysia Amna Baloch had stated that the Malaysian government was in talks with Pakistan for hiring thousands of security guards after the Malaysian government stopped hiring low-skilled workers from other countries.

“The initial negotiations between both the countries have already been held at the highest level while modalities to formalize the hiring process were being worked out,” she said.

Previously, Amna said Malaysia was hiring security guards from Nepal under an agreement which now had been revised. “It is the best time for us to take advantage of this opportunity and send our low-skilled workforce to Malaysia,” Ms. Baloch had said.

A senior officer from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development had also confirmed the report. He had stated that a Mou would be signed regarding the export of the workforce to Malaysia during PM Imran Khan’s recently concluded visit to Malaysia.

However, no such MoU was signed between the two countries during the PM’s visit.

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