Malaysia warns employers not to fire local workers in favour of migrants
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A man working in the cabbage farm at Kundasang

Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

Employers across Malaysia are being warned of fines or having their foreign labour quota approvals removed if they are found guilty of firing local workers and replacing them with migrants.

The warnings come as the Malaysia introduced an easing on its migrant hiring rules until 31 March. The Foreign Worker Employment Relaxation Plan aims to address national labour shortages faced by businesses in critical sectors.