Special Task Force committee set up to help Malaysian workers in Singapore
A Special Task Force Committee has been set up by the Human Resources Ministry to help Malaysians working in Singapore affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many Malaysians’ jobs in Singapore have been affected by the economic impact of the pandemic.
According to minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan, an estimated 400,000 Malaysians are working in Singapore, with almost 100,000 of them commuting daily from Johor Bahru while the rest live in the city state.
He said in a statement on October 28, “The government views this matter seriously,” he said, adding that the committee’s first meeting on October 30 will discuss strategies and action plans.
Saravanan also revealed that among the ministries and agencies involved in the committee are the Home Ministry, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as well as the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department.
The other members of the committee are the Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia, Immigration Department, Johor state government, Social Security Organisation (Socso) and the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis.