Malaysia boosts efforts to reduce expat workers

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The government of Malaysia has doubled down on its commitment to reduce the country's employment of foriegners in favour of hiring local workers. Kuala Lumpur said yesterday it was requiring employers to advertise job vacancies via a government portal targeting Malaysian graduates and local workers before considering expats. The government said its MYFutureJobs website would be a compulsory route for employers seeking to hire. Syed Hussain, president of the Malaysian Employers' Federati...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.