Bestinet, the company that runs the Foreign Workers Centralised Management System (FWCMS) to register foreign workers in Malaysia, clarified that cheating or human trafficking could not occur through the online system.
This comes after The Star Online reported that a Bangladeshi businessman with the title of “Datuk Seri” had allegedly made RM2 billion over two years by tapping links with the Home Ministry to run a syndicate purportedly by trafficking his compatriots.
In the same report, it stated Bestinet operated FWCMS and chared RM305 for each successfully recruited foreign worker.
Bestinet has since clarified that it only charged RM100, instead of RM305, to the source country for the recruitment of each foreign worker.
Bestinet's chief executive Ismail Mohd Noor explained that FWCMS is a platform for source countries and Malaysian employers to use as a means to register foreign workers and not a recruitment agency as reported by Malay Mail.
“FWCMS is an online system for governments from another country and local employers to use to register foreign workers into the country," he said in a news conference.
"I would like to stress that there is no room for abuse through this system and also FWCMS is just a service provider to ease the process... we are no recruitment agency," he added.
The system assists users and stakeholders in compliance and regulatory processes related to migrant workers, from selecting, recruiting, regular management, monitoring and ensuring that workers return safely.
In the same report, Noor said: “We are confident that FWCMS will help to make the recruitment and management of workers more efficient."
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