KUALA LUMPUR, January 22 – The government has announced the implementation of the Relaxation Plan for the Employment of Foreign Workers to speed up the application process and the approval of the employment of foreign workers in critical sectors. In this connection, the KSM would like to inform that the implementation of this program will be implemented for critical sectors / sub-sectors as follows Manufacturing, Construction, Farming, Agriculture, Service (Restaurant Only).

Employers under the five sectors/sub sectors mentioned above can submit applications for the employment of foreign workers through the Foreign Worker Centralized Management System (FWCMS) platform under the FWe Approval Module with immediate effect. KSM will process and approve the application for the employment of foreign workers within three (3) working days from the date the application is received.

Advertising of job vacancies on the MyFutureJobs Portal is excluded with immediate effect. Employers who have applied for the employment of foreign workers in the FWe Approval Module and the eQuota Module before 17 January 2023 are requested to resubmit a new application in the FWe Approval Module to allow the employer’s application to be considered under this Foreign Worker Employment Relaxation Plan.