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Gov't should regulate working hours of migrant workers, says Jomo

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The government must regulate the working hours of migrant workers as part of the efforts to reduce their impact which includes suppressing the wages of Malaysians, said economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
He said the influx of migrant workers over the years has suppressed wages with their willingness to work longer hours at lower pay.
"For decades now, we have a situation where the large presence of foreign workers is suppressing the wages of Malaysian workers.
"Because it's always so easy to get foreigners to do twice as much work as a Malaysian for less money," he said at a press conference on the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report 2019 at Mercu UEM in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
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