Putrajaya to mull letting refugees work in plantation sector

PUTRAJAYA, under the National Security Council (NSC), is reviewing and studying the possibility of allowing refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia to work temporarily in the plantation sector as a way to overcome the workforce shortage issue, Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah Yusof said today.

The plantation and commodities minister told the Dewan Negara the NSC bans refugees or asylum seekers from working in Malaysia, including the plantation sector.