Reuters reported that Malaysian companies from palm oil plantations to semiconductor makers are refusing orders and forgoing billions in sales, hampered by a shortage of more than a million workers that threatens the country’s economic recovery. Despite lifting a COVID-19 freeze on recruiting foreign workers earlier this February, Malaysia has not seen a significant return of migrant workers due to slow government approvals and protracted negotiations with Indonesia and Bangladesh over worker protections.
13 June 2022, 5:48 pm 1 minute
Topics of Interest: Human Interest
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Business & Finance
Win Types: Overall Coverage
Story Types: Human Interest / Feature
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
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