PUTRAJAYA, Aug 24 — Eight ministries and related to agencies have listed 1,051,427 job vacancies for Malaysians to fill before they are opened up to illegal immigrants, the home ministry said last night.
The 6P programme will go into its “whitening” phase next month after immigrants finish registering this month, Bernama Online reported.
Illegal immigrants who have registered will either be allowed to stay or made to go depending on the vacancies left by Malaysians who get first pick of the jobs.
The present vacancies listed tops at the international trade and industry ministry which has 275,723 vacancies, said Home Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Alwi Ibrahim in a released statement.
Next in numbers is the agriculture and agro-based industry ministry with 237,700 jobs. The other ministries and agencies are as follows: domestic trade, cooperative and consumerism (220,000), construction Industry development board (140,000), home (10,000), tourism (2,041) and transport (963).
The statistics were presented to the home minister at 6P programme update meeting two days ago.
Alwi pointed out that manufacturing, production, plantation, agriculture and construction were highly reliant on foreign workers.
The vacancies will be listed in local dailies from tomorrow and Alwi encouraged unemployed Malaysians to avail the opportunities.
Alwi said the count for the 6P programme registrants as of yesterday morning was 2,210,235, with 1,215,004 of them illegals.
The ministry reminded that the deadline is a week away (August 31), with the continued guarantee that no one coming forward to register will be arrested.