Malay Indian businessmen hit hard by foreign workers levy

April 25th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 25 (ANI): Indian businessmen in Malaysia working in the restaurant, textile, provision and hairdressing industries have been greatly affected by the Malaysian Government decision to increase in levy for foreign workers.

Klang Indian Chamber of Commerce president T. Muthusamy said the levy increase has forced many foreign workers to return home as their income had been reduced drastically.

The Tamil Nesan quoted him as saying that many traders in the Little India area in Klang were finding it hard to hire local workers.

Muthusamy said the government should have given a grace period before implementing the levy increase so that the traders could prepare themselves. (ANI)

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