Maligned private Malaysian visa centre will not be terminated

One Stop Center (OSC), a Malaysian visa application service, will not be terminated unless the Malaysian government comes up with a better plan for handling illegal migrant workers, Malaysian ambassador to Myanmar Mohd Haniff Abd Rahman told The Myanmar Times on August 12. “The main reason is that security for our country is very important to us,” […]

Employment agencies demand relief from Malaysia visa fee hike

The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation is attempting to clamp down on the sole visa-provider for workers headed to Malaysia. Last month, the federation requested the government wrest back control of the visa process for workers and put an end to alleged price gouging at the one-stop service centre (OSC). The centre, operated by service […]

Over 8,000 to Go to Malaysia with Original Work Visa Fee

An agreement has been made in a meeting in Naypyitaw that the 8,107 Myanmar workers who already have permission from the government will be sent to Malaysia with the original work visa fee of $6, U Kyaw Htin Kyaw, general secretary of Myanmar Foreign Employment Entrepreneurs Federation said. “Our association, the Ministry of Labor and […]

Flow of Myanmar Workers into Malaysia Rises in 2015

The number of Myanmar workers going to Malaysia has increased so far this year, according to the Department of Labour. Last year, on an average 2,150 workers per month were going to Malaysia, but this has increased to 2,430 workers per month as of May in 2015. U Kyaw Htin Kyaw, secretary of Association of […]