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UPDATE: Some foreign workers to keep fast food jobs

Foreign workers currently employed at fast-food restaurants can continue to work until their work permit expires, while foreign students are allowed to work part-time.

“The Ministry is being considerate towards foreign students who work part-time in fast-food outlets. While no permits are required, they must supply details of their employment to the Labour Department,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in a press conference this week, The Star reported.

Foreign workers are allowed to stay on at their jobs until their permit runs out, after which no new permits or renewals will be granted by the Ministry. Each permit is valid for three years.

These comments came on the heel of the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants’ decision to forbid foreign workers to work at fast-food restaurants, giving priority to Malaysians to take up the jobs.

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